How is the world dealing with lockdown? This poll has captured the public’s mood

High school students leave after their first day of classes, as the government eased the nationwide lockdown during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam May 5, 2020.

Recent study shows the general public prioritises health over rebuilding a damaged economy. Image: REUTERS/Yen Duong

Mark John
European Economics Editor, Reuters
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