Zimbabwe tourism hurt by the deadly virus

 Friday, February 28, 2020 


Zimbabwe’s local media explained that due to the outbreak of coronavirus, entrepreneurs who import clothes, cellphones and vehicle spare parts for resale cannot travel to China for the fear of contracting the virus.


Also, Chinese tourists have majorly lessened foreign travel to avoid additional spreading which has killed already took 2 700 people’s lives, mostly in mainland China. Over 79 000 cases have been reported.


Earlier February 2020, it was reported that innumerable Chinese shop owners in Namibia comprising a vast complex of nearly 200 retail, wholesale, food and electronics outlets have stayed back instead of returning to Windhoek’s Chinatown.


In one block of 90 shops, 20 stores have reportedly not re-opened.


Standard Bank on Monday have donated N$750 000 to China through its embassy in South Africa towards the fighting against the virus.


“This disease, this epidemic has the ability to affect the entire world, so it is in our own interests to ensure its eradication. Secondly, and more importantly, as South Africa, we believe in showing solidarity with the Chinese people,” the bank’s chief executive officer, Sim Tshabalala, said.


“This is not just a Chinese issue, it affects the entire world,” he said.


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