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Sharing experiences on COVID-19 and building back a better together

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By Ganbold Baasanjav

The world is experiencing unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. With the devastating loss of lives and livelihoods, governments have been facing the daunting task of containing the spread of the virus on the one hand and mitigating the impact on the economy on the other.

As an immediate response, governments have rolled out massive stimulus packages to ensure that people and industries hit by lockdown measures and disruptions of supply chains have a lifeline.

With countries now moving toward the "new normal" where social distancing and prevention measures are kept in place while resuming and re-opening economic activities to the extent possible, there is a window of opportunity to think about "building back better."

This is particularly important for the three countries in Northeast Asia ― China, Japan and the Republic of Korea. As countries that have been dealing with COVID-19 the longest and having achieved a degree of success in containing the spread, they have been paving the way for other countries in terms of managing COVID-19.

Experts from the three countries shared their experiences for the first time in the recently held webinar "Managing COVID-19 Pandemic ― Experiences & Best Practices of China,........

© The Korea Times