Covid-19 set to claim millions of jobs in Southeast Asia

A worker spraying disinfectant at a makeshift rapid testing centre for Covid-19 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered a 15-day lockdown, starting on Wednesday. – EPA pic, April 4, 2020.

SOUTHEAST Asia is set to lose millions of jobs if governments fail to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, reports the Straits Times.

The Singapore daily citing a report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) said regional governments still have ample policy space to both save jobs while supporting minimum living standards for households.

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