Covid-19 and the spread in African spaces. A geo-anthropological overview. – It is not yet known how Covid-19 will spread in the African continent; many genetic, climatic, sociological, demographic factors can influence its evo-lution. There is no doubt that less developed countries such as the African ones have a weak capacity to respond. According to data provided by the WHO, UN-OCHA and other accredited sources, the spread of the Virus in the Continent appears limited compared to other areas of the Planet; the most affected country is South Africa. The governments of some countries have reacted by implementing, on the European mod-el, procedures such as curfew (Egypt) or lockdown (South Africa and Nigeria). The research aims to develop a framework on the spread of Covid-19 in Africa and the socio-economic impact of the measures im-plemented in the emergency. Another aim is to highlight the changes in the socio-anthropological aspects, considering that many African socie-ties define themselves on the basis of ethnicity, interaction with other communities and therefore social distancing measures will not be as ef-fective as elsewhere.

COVID-19 E LA DIFFUSIONE NEGLI SPAZI AFRICANI. UNA LETTURA GEO-ANTROPOLOGICA

ENRICO BERNARDINI;NICOLETTA VARANI
2020

Abstract

Covid-19 and the spread in African spaces. A geo-anthropological overview. – It is not yet known how Covid-19 will spread in the African continent; many genetic, climatic, sociological, demographic factors can influence its evo-lution. There is no doubt that less developed countries such as the African ones have a weak capacity to respond. According to data provided by the WHO, UN-OCHA and other accredited sources, the spread of the Virus in the Continent appears limited compared to other areas of the Planet; the most affected country is South Africa. The governments of some countries have reacted by implementing, on the European mod-el, procedures such as curfew (Egypt) or lockdown (South Africa and Nigeria). The research aims to develop a framework on the spread of Covid-19 in Africa and the socio-economic impact of the measures im-plemented in the emergency. Another aim is to highlight the changes in the socio-anthropological aspects, considering that many African socie-ties define themselves on the basis of ethnicity, interaction with other communities and therefore social distancing measures will not be as ef-fective as elsewhere.
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