COVID-19: Implications for business

COVID-19: Implications for business

No nation has escaped widespread disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, but some have fared better than others. This McKinsey & Company report examines the state of the recovery in some of the emerging Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries—Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam—that began the crisis at a disadvantage and have suffered disproportionate effects.

The report explores a series of trends that the pandemic has caused or accelerated. It also looks in detail at developments in two ASEAN countries. In Indonesia, the pandemic is still raging; case counts and fatalities are rising sharply. The first priority is to mitigate and contain the outbreak. But even amid the current hardship and profound uncertainty, Indonesia can reimagine and reform itself by increasing national resilience, accelerating economic transition, rebuilding the tourist sector, and enabling genuine change.

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