COVID-19 Crisis Response in ASEAN Member States

As one of the first regions to be affected by the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Southeast Asia is seeing a rapid growth in the number of confirmed cases. With economic downturn caused by domestic containment measures and global disruption to trade, tourism and production, the region is now facing the prospects of a global financial shock and recession. This paper provides a summary of the socio-economic impact, challenges and policy responses employed by the ASEAN Member States to mitigate the negative effects of the pandemic.

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