The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis like no other. It has disrupted social and economic activities worldwide — causing a global recession and government defaults among developing nations. Countries in Southeast Asia are being severely impacted. In Cambodia, when the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in late January, the disease became a major social, political, and economic risk. As of 8 May, there have been 122 reported cases. The daily infection count has slowed since the beginning of April. It appears that the curve has flattened. But is it for good?
Author: Kimlong Chheng, Asian Vision Institute
Full article available: https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2020/05/08/cambodias-political-and-economic-response-to-covid-19/