Volunteer rescue workers treat a woman for minor injuries at the scene of a road accident in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok. Photo: AFP

The upside of coronavirus lockdowns in Asia: fewer crashes, crimes and empty coffins

  • Deaths from road accidents fall in Thailand, Japan and India; Vietnam sees a drop in crime
  • In mainland China, empty roads and closed factories meant killer toxic pollutants dissipated
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Volunteer rescue workers treat a woman for minor injuries at the scene of a road accident in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok. Photo: AFP
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