Nairobi — The rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak is expected to push Sub-Saharan Africa into recession in 2020 for the first time in 25 years, the World Bank said in a new forecast on Thursday.

The bank’s “Africa’s Pulse” report said the region’s economy will contract between 2.1% and 5.1% from growth of 2.4% last year, and that the coronavirus will cost Sub-Saharan Africa between $37bn and $79bn in output losses this year due to trade and value chain disruption, among other factors...

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