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Community Engagement is Key to Check Virus

Date:
24 April 2020
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COVID-19

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Note: This article was originally published in Borneo Bulletin on 24 April 2020.  Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi was quoted. 

As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected two million people and claimed over 180,000 lives, community cooperation is now more vital than ever in stemming the tide. It was the viewpoint shared recently by Venkatachalam Anbu-mozhi, senior energy economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). According to the economist, community engagement is a pre-requisite for risk mitigation, which includes effective communication, transmission of valid information on the coronavirus threat, sharing of proper testing practices and combatting of social stigma.

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