Myanmar’s list of “yearly approved amount of foreign investment” by country/region shows that one does not have to look too far away to spot the leading investors in 2020.
Numbers are important, as well as context. Click here to view data visualisation charts around the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia. A Reporting ASEAN collaboration with Yvonne Chua.
The issue of COVID-19 testing seems to be on everyone’s radar. This set of charts tracks two types of statistics that tell a much more contextualised story – the total number of tests done as reported by the governments of 11 Southeast Asian countries, as well the number of tests in proportion to their population sizes. Updated every week. Data visualisation by Yvonne T Chua.
Check out these eight charts that track the changes in people’s movements in nine Southeast Asian countries amid COVID-19. They track travel to work, retail and recreation, staying at home, driving, among others. Visualisation from Google and Apple data by Yvonne T Chua.
As of 30 March, the three ASEAN countries that have the highest level of stringency are: Vietnam (100), Laos (95.24), the Philippines (90.48). When, and which restrictions the region’s governments took, are captured in this infographic that draws out data from the Stringency Index of the Government Response Tracker of Oxford University, UK.
Click on the location points in this map to read thoughts from Filipinos, probably the world’s most globalized nations with over 10 million people overseas. Their thoughts provide a good lens through which to see how different, yet the same, our situations are during COVID-19.
Click to check out our poster listing how COVID-19 testing is done in Southeast Asia. Almost all, from published information, provide free testing, with different conditions and policies across the region.