Zimbabwe: Tobacco auctions reopen after coronavirus delay

Farmers started selling their tobacco crop on Wednesday, after auctions were delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Footage filmed in Harare's Tobacco Sales Floors shows piles of the 'golden leaf,' with merchants walking around and checking the products. The auction was originally set to kick off on April 22. Tobacco is Zimbabwe's biggest agricultural export and the second major earner of... Еще foreign exchange after gold in the country. With the coronavirus outbreak, and after last year's drought and the poor rains this season, the country might face a catastrophe as more than half of the population require food aid, according to humanitarian groups. As of Wednesday, Zimbabwe has 32 confirmed coronavirus cases and four fatalities, according to John Hopkins University.

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