Water-filled barriers are seen in the Hong Kong central business district. A report warned years of border closures would drive economies toward self-sufficiency and could have negative effects. Photo: Reuters Water-filled barriers are seen in the Hong Kong central business district. A report warned years of border closures would drive economies toward self-sufficiency and could have negative effects. Photo: Reuters
Water-filled barriers are seen in the Hong Kong central business district. A report warned years of border closures would drive economies toward self-sufficiency and could have negative effects. Photo: Reuters

‘Zero Covid’ economies like Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia risk being left behind: EIU report

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit said Asia-Pacific’s coronavirus elimination strategies are likely to undercut rather than support economic activity
  • Rising vaccination rates in North America and Europe are driving a global recovery, while Asian countries struggle to reconnect with the outside world

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Water-filled barriers are seen in the Hong Kong central business district. A report warned years of border closures would drive economies toward self-sufficiency and could have negative effects. Photo: Reuters Water-filled barriers are seen in the Hong Kong central business district. A report warned years of border closures would drive economies toward self-sufficiency and could have negative effects. Photo: Reuters
Water-filled barriers are seen in the Hong Kong central business district. A report warned years of border closures would drive economies toward self-sufficiency and could have negative effects. Photo: Reuters
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