The 2020-2021 coronavirus outbreak in South Asia has caused severe impacts on the South Asian countries, including the disruption of economies, food insecurity, and economic uncertainties, amongst others. Ever since the onset of the pandemic, the economies of South Asian countries have experienced the harshest economic conditions since the Asian financial crisis of 1997 and the global economic crisis. However, the South Asian economy is set to expand seven per cent in 2021 (World Bank). These prospects can arguably be described as the region’s strongest post-recession of the century. Notably, these regional prospects are still subject to several potential uncertainties, such as the unpredictable Covid-19 waves and its potential downsides on the economies of South Asian countries.
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