Africa Outlook

NIGERIA’S JUMIA OFFERS ITS ECOMMERCE NETWORK TO TACKLE CORONAVIRU­S

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ECOMMERCE FIRM

Jumia is stepping in to help the African continent fight the coronaviru­s pandemic.

The Nigerian-based online retail platform serves 11 countries and will donate certified face masks to health ministries, as well as offer its last mile delivery network to distribute further supplies.

According to the World Health Organizati­on, the number of countries affected jumped from five to 30 within the space of a week, with government­s imposing measures to prevent large crowds from gathering in one place.

Jumia will also offer its web platform as a means of sharing informatio­n.

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