COVID-19 Pandemic: 7.9million Zimbabweans Now In Extreme Poverty

About a 7.9million Zimbabweans are reportedly living in extreme poverty following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that worsened the economic crisis in the Southern African country. According to the World Bank’s economic and social update report, almost half of Zimbabwe’s population fell into extreme poverty between 2011 and last year, with children bearing the brunt of the misery. Reads the report: _The number of extreme poor is expected to remain at 7.9 million in 2021 amid continued elevated prices, and a slow recovery of jobs and wages in the…

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