(Somalia) Coronavirus and fragility: The impact of COVID-19 on Somalia’s private sector (Asta Bareisaite, Gemechu Ayana Aga, World Bank blogs)

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the associated health measures taken to contain its spread have jolted the global economy, forcing many businesses to close and retrench employees. But what about businesses in fragile economies that were already facing serious operating challenges even before the pandemic?