The solo climb continues with new sparks of COVID-19, international flights still on hold (probably), and some manage to get a better grip on the situation, while others struggle to keep up the facade.
As the money keeps flowing to assist economies and speed up recovery, one may be cautious to care for the pennies, so the pounds take care of themselves should the global economy tumble again as some predict. This works well in theory, but...
The states seem to have maintained the balancing act, and are now eager to disburse funds to recover national economies, expanding projects, boosting private sector activity, all while facing the rising threat of a second wave.
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As Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan prepare to cautiously emerge from quarantine next week, battling other challenges along the way, they draw estimates of the economic consequences and think of next steps.
The week ends with two people in Kazakhstan testing positive for coronavirus, the first official instance for the Stans. The Central Asian states are closing off borders for travellers from certain countries.