East Asia

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: outbreak delayed but developing


This article focuses on South East Asia, and it’s geographical and economical impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the region. It stresses that areas such as the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia Are less prepared strategically to handle the outbreak, compared to other countries. Being that some of these areas are so densely populated, makes it very difficult to control the spread of the virus. This article also addresses the economical impact that Covid 19 has brought to the region, Especially the tourism industry which many rely heavily on for income. Hopefully the curve will flatten for them in the economic tool will not be as bad as predicted, but only time will tell.