#PODCAST: Economist Lavan Gopaul explains the negative impact the #coronavirus is having on our economy

By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - Hand sanitisers, toilet paper and face masks have been flying off shelves since the first case of COVID-19 in South Africa was confirmed last week Thursday. The uncertainty around the coronavirus has sent many people into a frenzy, hoarding and stockpiling sanitary items, fearing the worst is yet to come. In terms of our economy, director of Merchant Africa, economist Lavan Gopaul says the outbreak of the virus may have a negative impact on our economy as the numbers increase and business slows down...