Thailand's Economy Struggles with Second COVID Wave

January 25, 2021 04:20 PM
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Heavily dependent on tourism and exports, Thailand was one of Asia's worst-hit economies by the coronavirus in 2020. Now as a second wave strikes, an unpopular government is desperately trying to avoid the economic damage of a full lockdown. Nevertheless, bars, massage parlors and restaurants are struggling even as the public health crisis worsens. From Bangkok, Vijitra Duangdee explains.