South East Asia

From vulnerable workers in Thailand and the economic struggle in Indonesia to public health in the Philippines – reports from South East Asia.

25.05.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Life after the lockdown: Vietnam’s COVID-19 success story

The remarkable success in keeping the number of coronavirus infections low and deaths at zero allows Vietnam to gradually reopen its economy. Life is...

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12.05.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Philippines: COVID-19 crisis creates opportunity for basic income

With millions of workers in lockdown, the Philippine government has initiated several cash assistance programs to save both the lives and livelihoods...

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28.04.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Indonesia: A late shift in re-balancing economic and health priorities

The most populous country in Southeast Asia was initially slow to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the government has stepped up travel...

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23.04.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Thailand: Helping the most vulnerable workers

For millions of Thai workers, the lost income from COVID-19 is fast becoming a more pressing daily concern than social distancing. Initiatives by the...

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07.04.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Philippines: COVID-19 as a public health crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the long-standing symptoms of a weak and inequitable public health system in the Philippines. A densely populated...

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