A newly constructed Covid-19 isolation facility in Manila, capital of the Philippines. Photo: EPA A newly constructed Covid-19 isolation facility in Manila, capital of the Philippines. Photo: EPA
A newly constructed Covid-19 isolation facility in Manila, capital of the Philippines. Photo: EPA
Cassey Lee
Opinion

Opinion

Cassey Lee, Siwage Dharma Negara and Maxensius Tri Sambodo

Southeast Asia dodged the worst of Covid-19, but the economic devastation may last for years

  • Despite having a smaller share of total infections than other parts of the world, Covid-19’s economic impact in Southeast Asia has been severe
  • Recovery will depend on countries’ exposure to the global economy and their ability to control contagion without resorting to stringent lockdown measures

A newly constructed Covid-19 isolation facility in Manila, capital of the Philippines. Photo: EPA A newly constructed Covid-19 isolation facility in Manila, capital of the Philippines. Photo: EPA
A newly constructed Covid-19 isolation facility in Manila, capital of the Philippines. Photo: EPA
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