Asean needs to come together over Covid-19 pandemic

The outbreak of novel coronavirus poses a significant threat to Southeast Asia and its regional Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) bloc. This is primarily due to the region’s geographical proximity to China and the high trade flow between them.

Asean has not faced anything like Covid-19 in the recent past. As of May 20, the total number of cases reported by Asean surpassed 72,590.

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