The coronavirus pandemic could push an additional half a billion people into poverty, aid charity Oxfam has warned,

"For nearly three billion people living in poverty and without enough clean water, jobs and access to basic healthcare - and for millions already facing years of malnutrition, disease and conflict - the coronavirus will be a lethal killer," Paul O'Brien, vice president for policy and advocacy at Oxfam America, told Al Jazeera.

Micah Olywangu, a taxi driver and father of three from Nairobi, Kenya, who has not had a fare since the lockdown closed the airport, bars and restaurants, told Oxfam that "this virus will starve us before it makes us sick."

Coronavirus could push half a billion people into poverty: Oxfam, Al Jazeera