Lockdowns and social distancing measures are beginning to ease across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries given tentative signs that these economies have flattened the curve of new COVID-19 cases.

Ehsan Khoman, Head of MENA Research and Strategy, draws on lessons from early openers across the world on how best to optimise the GCC regional recovery without triggering renewed virus incidences and with it the spectre of a potential reimposition of lockdowns.

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