KIGALI, Rwanda 

The East African Business Council (EABC) has urged countries in the region to make additional funds available for the tourism sector, facing revenue losses of more than $5.4 billion in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.  

There is need for urgent fiscal and monetary measures that help protect jobs, sustain the self-employed, support companies’ liquidity, operations and accelerate future recovery, the EABC said in a report released Monday on the impact of the outbreak on the tourism sectors of Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan.

“Departments of tourism have to make additional funds available to

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