Uneven Recovery

Like Hydra, the many-headed monster of Greek myth, COVID-19 is proving hard to suppress even a year after the first case was confirmed in Wuhan. China and Vietnam, which had largely contained the disease, saw occasional local outbreaks. Malaysia witnessed a significant resurgence, while Cambodia, Myanmar, Mongolia, and Thailand have seen more limited spurts in infections. Of the countries in which the virus raged a few months ago, the situation has improved in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, but the number of cases remains high. The emergence of more transmissible variants of the variants of COVID-19, however, poses new challenges to the containment of the disease globally

  Published on: 04/2021
  Published by: World Bank – East Asia and Pacific Economic Update
  Language: English

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