COVID-19 Lockdowns and Exits in Asia: Some Lessons

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  • IMF published this video item, entitled “COVID-19 Lockdowns and Exits in Asia: Some Lessons” – below is their description.

    Countries in Asia have taken significant measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic while aiming to limit its economics costs. We employ new high frequency data to examine the effect of containment and policy measures in affecting the health and economic consequences of the pandemic. #IMFmeetings http://www.fundbankmeetings.org

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