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04 May Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (4 May 2020)

Over the past week, confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to rise across ASEAN. However, certain countries have announced that they would be allowing the resumption of certain social and economic activities, confident that their movement restrictions have sufficiently slowed the spread of the virus. Here’s...

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27 Apr Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (27 April 2020)

In ASEAN, varying rates of new infections have led countries to take different policy directions. Vietnam, having crested this wave of the outbreak, relaxed its social distancing policies on Thursday, 23 April 2020. Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, however, expanded existing measures meant to contain the...

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23 Apr Infographic: Jokowi’s Mudik Ban

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on 21 April that Indonesians would be banned from going on the Idul Fitri mudik, or exodus, that is scheduled to take place over the coming weeks. Previously, the President had banned civil servants from going on these journeys on...

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22 Apr Infographic: Singapore’s Extended Circuit Breaker

As Singapore’s “Circuit Breaker” rounded off its second week of implementation, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on 21 April 2020 that the overall period would be extended until 1 June 2020. Tighter restrictions would be put in place until 4 May 2020, the date...

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13 Apr Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (13 April 2020)

ASEAN governments have continued to tighten their policies to manage the COVID-19 outbreak, announcing stricter movement restrictions while extending the deadlines for existing measures. New stimulus packages have also been announced to counter the economic impact of the outbreak. Here’s a quick look at what happened...

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08 Apr Infographic: Comparing Stimulus Packages

Singapore’s Solidarity Budget introduced a third round of measures (worth S$5.1 billion) on Monday, 6 April 2020. However, it is not the only ASEAN country to have announced financial measures to address the fallout of COVID-19. Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia recently announced new or revised...

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06 Apr Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (6 April 2020)

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, countries across ASEAN have seen sharp rises in the number of infected cases. In response, many governments have intensified their national measures to arrest the spread of the virus. From “public health emergencies” to “circuit breakers”, let us examine how...

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31 Mar Infographic: Covid-19 – Malaysia’s Revamped Stimulus

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced a reworked stimulus package on Friday, 27 March 2020. The US$57.7 billion injection (which includes an earlier US$4.8 billion announced under the Pakatan Harapan government) accounts for roughly 17 percent of Malaysia’s GDP, and is the biggest stimulus in...

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30 Mar Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (30 March 2020)

It has been another eventful week in the COVID-19 outbreak. Amid rising infection numbers across the globe, Singapore and Malaysia announced new stimulus packages to counter the economic fallout of the virus. ASEAN countries have also implemented new movement restrictions to combat its spread. Here’s...

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