Poor Households Bear the Economic Brunt of Covid-19

By Yeong Pey Jung

May 2020 FEATURE
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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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Yeong Pey Jung

is a senior analyst with the Socioeconomics and Statistics Programme at Penang Institute. She is a reading enthusiast and is surgically attached to her Kindle.