A pedestrian looks at an illuminated map on the empty streets of the Alpine resort of Zermatt, on March 18, after the Swiss government declared a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFPA pedestrian looks at an illuminated map on the empty streets of the Alpine resort of Zermatt, on March 18, after the Swiss government declared a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
A pedestrian looks at an illuminated map on the empty streets of the Alpine resort of Zermatt, on March 18, after the Swiss government declared a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

How coronavirus shutdowns are redrawing supply chains and globalisation forever

  • Global lockdowns are disrupting supply chains and giving the world a taste of economic decoupling. But the gains of globalisation and the internet cannot be rolled back, so what awaits us is not the end but a fresh reconfiguration of the global economy

A pedestrian looks at an illuminated map on the empty streets of the Alpine resort of Zermatt, on March 18, after the Swiss government declared a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFPA pedestrian looks at an illuminated map on the empty streets of the Alpine resort of Zermatt, on March 18, after the Swiss government declared a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
A pedestrian looks at an illuminated map on the empty streets of the Alpine resort of Zermatt, on March 18, after the Swiss government declared a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
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