15 May One saw a stronger consensus emerging within ASEAN against COVID-19 (Southeast Asia Globe)
ASEAN countries have taken different measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic, but have been criticised for the lack of coordinated response as a regional bloc. On the ASEAN virtual summit held in April to tackle the pandemic together, Jessica Wau, Assistant Director (ASEAN) at the SIIA, told the media that it seemed as if ASEAN was taking steps towards achieving a united response.
“One saw a stronger consensus emerging within ASEAN, as member states recognised the urgency to coordinate and collaborate in the fight against Covid-19,” Wau said. “There was a common theme from ASEAN leaders to bolster health cooperation measures, share information, and keep supply chains open.” Read more in this article – https://southeastasiaglobe.com/asean-covid-19-response/.