A family is seen in a shanty home in Tondo, Manila. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are especially severe in emerging parts of Southeast Asia. Photo: Reuters A family is seen in a shanty home in Tondo, Manila. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are especially severe in emerging parts of Southeast Asia. Photo: Reuters
A family is seen in a shanty home in Tondo, Manila. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are especially severe in emerging parts of Southeast Asia. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus pandemic puts millions of middle class Southeast Asians at risk of poverty

  • Southeast Asia has boomed in recent years but the ADB sees it second to the Indian subcontinent in charting the number of new poor this year
  • The region’s top five economies spent billions in income support but informal workers – 76 per cent of those employed – often fall through the cracks

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A family is seen in a shanty home in Tondo, Manila. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are especially severe in emerging parts of Southeast Asia. Photo: Reuters A family is seen in a shanty home in Tondo, Manila. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are especially severe in emerging parts of Southeast Asia. Photo: Reuters
A family is seen in a shanty home in Tondo, Manila. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are especially severe in emerging parts of Southeast Asia. Photo: Reuters
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