Poor Households Bear the Economic Brunt of Covid-19
By Yeong Pey Jung
THE COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into unprecedented times of uncertainty and turmoil. As the global numbers of positive cases and deaths continue to increase – exponentially, for some countries such as Italy, Spain and the US – governments are recognising that an effective measure to contain the spread of the virus is to impose a temporary lockdown. In Malaysia the Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed by the government on March 18 and further extended until April 14 acts...
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