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Updated Summary Report of APEC Economies’ Digital Policy Measures to Combat COVID-19

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Published Date May 2023
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Health Working Group (HWG)
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This report summarizes the digital policy measures APEC economies have taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. It is discovered that all economies can establish policy measures in information enquiry platforms and tracking measures to tackle and monitor the outbreak of COVID-19. Further, in all COVID-19 digital prevention mechanisms, it seems categories like stockpile and allocation of essential medical resources, diagnosis, and social distancing are the most under-appreciated ones. Lastly and foremost, based on the statistics and qualitative data analysis of the information compiled in this report, digital preparedness is correlated with the level of economic development. The purpose of this report is to lay the necessary groundwork, as well as make it more convenient, for any attempt to further explore the implementation of digital health measures designed to combat COVID-19 and future pandemics. The report was updated in April 2023 and republished in May 2023.