Street vending practices are common in Africa and cater to a large portion of the continent's population . Since the identification of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Africa, various governments have implemented measures to control the spread of infection . These measures may have an adverse effect on street vending practices . This paper demonstrates the extent to which COVID-19 measures of control and prevention affects street vending practices in Africa and how it can be remedied . There has been reduced economic growth and increased hunger among individuals involved in street vending practices due to the prohibitions put in place by governments . Measures directed at curbing the spread of the virus inadvertently affect street vending practices and vendors . Current and future pandemic response plans should reflect the integration of measures directed at reducing potential hardship and a further economic set back for individuals involved in street vending practices.
Index: Africa, COVID-19, Street vendor