World Bank warns against shift to protectionist policies and simplified supply chains to combat coronavirus

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, vice-president, equitable growth, finance and institutions, World Bank Group

The World Bank has advised national governments not to react to the rise of coronavirus (Covid-19) and its devastating impact on the global economy too hastily by raising protectionist barriers and particularly by restricting the export of badly needed food and medical products. Now is the time for the nations of the world to pull together to combat the virus…

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