Battling COVID-19 (3-Part Series): Pandemic and Poverty
Claiming tens of thousands of lives and infecting millions of people worldwide, the damage caused by the current novel coronavirus pandemic is widespread and seemingly never-ending. Most countries have experienced lockdowns and the closing of borders, and the economic impact of COVID-19 on parts of East Asia and South Asia, in particular, is expected to be severe. In this episode of Asia Insight, we catch up with previous interviewees in the Philippines, Mongolia and China to find out how they are faring and gauge their hopes and fears for the future.
An Internet interview with a family living in Bangkok's largest slum (Thailand)
The struggles of a single mother during a pandemic (Mongolia)
A Mayor auctions his sneaker collection to raise funds for struggling citizens (The Philippines)