10-Apr-20, Brink News 

As COVID-19 surges around the world, the virus has hit wealthy countries that are plugged into the global system first. But the pandemic is now exploding in developing countries and emerging markets, which have far fewer resources to combat its impacts. 

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Social distancing is practically impossible in crowded communities, health systems are ill-equipped, malnutrition and poverty are often widespread and vulnerable economies dependent on industries such as tourism will falter. Political instability, xenophobia and social unrest present additional risks as the coronavirus spreads. 

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