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Coronavirus And The Digital Economy

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The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), the National University of Singapore (NUS) Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore’s (NTU Singapore) Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information have embarked on a partnership to jointly study how various social and behavioural factors in our population influences and is …

As much of the world gets used to social distancing, school closures and restrictions in movement in response to the coronavirus pandemic, obvious questions are being asked about how governments and companies can prepare themselves for these sorts of extreme events. One technique that has gained prominence in helping business people and officials deal with …

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opposition to wildlife markets grows among Asian countries. With the fear of the occurrence of another disease outbreak like the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, 79% of respondents from selected Asian markets expressed their approval of the closure of illegal and unregulated wildlife markets, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey …

Countries all over the world are announcing their plans to emerge from COVID-19-inflicted lockdown, and the Asia-Pacific region is no different. Even countries like Thailand and Viet Nam, that have not suffered a heavy infection rate or death toll, must now reckon with the economic damage caused by the pandemic, and are eager to cautiously …

Some people question why the current coronavirus has brought the world to standstill while a previous deadly coronavirus, SARS, did not. Others have questioned why a vaccine is so urgently needed now to stop the spread of the current coronavirus when a vaccine was never developed for SARS. I study viruses and am so fascinated …

Asians are the quickest to pick up the habit of wearing face masks during this pandemic. To protect themselves from COVID-19, Asian countries are the quickest to adopt the habit of wearing face masks, Ipsos revealed in their survey findings published April 16. The Ipsos survey was conducted in regular three-day intervals from March 12 …

With the COVID-19 confirmed to infect more than 3 million people worldwide as of April 28, methods of social isolation and other regulations are being enforced by countries in order to slow down the spread of the disease. Apart from these, the creation of a coronavirus vaccine is also being eyed as a potential solution. …

For the first time in decades, China’s quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) experienced a decline. China’s quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) for Q1 2020 shrank by 6.8% compared to the record in the same period last year, Reuters reported Friday, April 17. This is the first time that the economic powerhouse ⁠— the second largest …

Vietnam – a developing country that has a large land border with China and a population of 97 million people – has not reported a single death from coronavirus. As of April 21, the country had reported 268 cases of COVID-19, the disease associated with the new coronavirus, with more than 140 people making a …

Forecasts reveal that COVID-19 will lead to economic losses in East Asia and the Pacific. The region of East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) are expected to suffer heavy losses in their gross domestic product (GDP) for the year 2020, according to the April 2020 regional report released by the World Bank Group. The COVID-19 …