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June 2020

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29 Jun Infographic: COVID-19 – Global Overview (29 June 2020)

As ASEAN countries continue to reopen their economies to mitigate the effects of the economic fallout of the pandemic, the growth projections from the World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) suggest that COVID-19 will still leave its mark on the region’s economy. Here’s...

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24 Jun Infographic: COVID-19 – Notable Hotspots and Statistics

Even as ASEAN governments reopen their economies, it bears remembering that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Beijing experienced a surge in cases originating from a food market nearly 50 days after its last confirmed case. Cases in the USA have topped 2 million and...

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22 Jun Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (22 June 2020)

Singapore’s entry into the second phase of its reopening scheme was part of a larger trend of reopening efforts across ASEAN. Establishments from restaurants to schools are slowly resuming operations, while governments are calibrating their economic policies to provide further support. Governments are also discussing...

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15 Jun Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (15 June 2020)

More governments eased their movement restrictions over the past week as they turn their focus towards economic recovery. Thailand and Malaysia took bigger strides towards reopening their economies, while a “fast-lane” travel agreement between Singapore and China came into effect on 8 June. Here’s a...

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08 Jun Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (8 June 2020)

As COVID-19 outbreaks in ASEAN countries are coming under control, governments are easing movement restrictions. Many, like Singapore, are proceeding with multi-stage or gradual reopening plans, wary of the economic toll that domestic restrictions have taken but concerned about the prospect of a second wave...

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05 Jun Infographic: Why did the haze return in 2019?

In May last year, the SIIA launched the SIIA Haze Outlook report to understand the probability of severe transboundary haze in the region. Two weeks ago, we reviewed the various causes of transboundary haze in 2019. This week, let us take a look at the...

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01 Jun Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (1 June 2020)

Countries across ASEAN continued to ease their policies over the past week, but with a degree of caution. Thailand extended its state of emergency until the end of June even as it eased its movement restrictions, while Indonesia is deploying military and police personnel to...

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