IJSRP, Volume 13, Issue 3, March 2023 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Yussuf Gedi Doll, Dr. Adan Jarso Golole
The first case of Covid-19 emerged in China between October and mid-November 2019 according to David Roberts in the journal PLOS Pathogens. However, its rapid spread around the world lead the way for the covid-19 pandemic to be officially declared as a global emergency/pandemic in early 2021. Several measures were immediately adopted by different nations with some announcing total bans on international travel, lockdown, and suspension of all public gatherings. These measures to contain the virus affected global trade and caused international trade to slow down and caused losses. Despite developed countries putting in place funds to caution impact of economic loss, developing nations could not afford the expensive Covid-19 caution funds and many small businesses were affected and closed down. Kenya was not spared from the impact of Covid-19 restrictions. It had to adopt measures including suspension of all international flights and in-country lockdown. These measures affected local markets such as Eastleigh market in Nairobi.