Commentary: COVID-19 shows there is no place for panic in policymaking

Commentary: COVID-19 shows there is no place for panic in policymaking

Channel NewsAsia - Commentary·2020-05-10 06:14

In some countries, blind panic has led to policies that generate more risks such as economic hardship and food insecurity, said former chief economist of the World Bank Kaushik Basu.

FILE PHOTO: People wait to receive free food at an industrial area, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

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