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2020/05/11 | Deutsche Welle

Spike in South Korean Infections Linked to One Man’s Night Out

Seoul has once again closed down its bars and nightclubs after an increase in coronavirus infections was linked back to the South Korean capital’s entertainment district.

2020/05/11 | TNL Staff

New Cluster Infections in South Korea Reveal Dangers in Reopening Economies

The nightclub outbreak in Seoul shows that successes containing Covid-19 remain liable to setback.

2020/05/19 | Roy Ngerng

Covid-19 Exposed the Rot at the Core of Singapore’s Migrant Labor System

Singapore's migrant workers have borne the brunt of Covid-19. The real culprit is the government's single-minded focus on economic growth before people.

2020/05/25 | Ying-yu Alicia Chen

Muslims in Taiwan Celebrate End of Ramadan Under Major Changes

Muslims in Taiwan marked the end of Ramadan on Sunday. Taiwan's Covid-19 response allowed for relatively open celebrations, but social distancing measures and employer restrictions remained obstacles for many.

2020/05/26 | Deutsche Welle

India Restarts Domestic Air Travel After Two Months, Amid Chaos

The resumption of domestic flights in India was marked by chaos as several flights were canceled without passengers being warned in advance. Regional rules also complicated the resumption of travel.

2020/06/10 | Voice of America

China, Singapore Plan Covid-19 'Bubble' for Essential Travel

Travelers from China and Singapore can apply for a travel permit in their respective governments and, if approved, pay for and pass the coronavirus test twice before departure and after landing.

2020/06/12 | Patrick Ng

Is Taiwan’s Healthcare Ready for Telemedicine After Its Covid-19 Success?

Taiwan's success at fighting off Covid-19 may have stalled the adoption of telemedicine.

2020/06/22 | Voice of America

How Did Vietnam Become Biggest Nation Without Coronavirus Deaths?

Vietnam's drastic and early action allowed it to head off a full-blown calamity, becoming the biggest nation by population to report no deaths from Covid-19.

2020/06/23 | Deutsche Welle

Is the US-China Rivalry Tangling a Coronavirus Vaccine With Geopolitics?

In China, getting to a vaccine first would be a shot in the arm for its global image as a technology leader. In the U.S., an America-first vaccine could boost President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.

2020/07/17 | New Mandala

Vietnam’s Public Loudspeaker System: A Means of Communication to Combat Covid-19

War era loudspeakers in Vietnam have taken on a new public health role during Covid-19.

2020/07/22 | The Conversation

Oxford Immunologist on Coronavirus Vaccine: Highly Promising Early Results

An experimental vaccine designed by Oxford University stimulates the creation of antibodies.

2020/07/22 | TNL Staff

Taiwan to Reopen Border for Foreign Visitors Seeking Medical Treatment

Starting August 1, Taiwan will accept foreign nationals traveling to the country for medical treatment.

2020/07/27 | The Conversation

What Do We Know So Far About the Long-Term Symptoms of Covid-19?

Many people are reporting persistent symptoms like headaches and shortness of breath after two months or more since being infected.

2020/07/28 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Confirms 5 Imported Cases; Expert Calls For Mandatory Testing

Increasing concerns over the possibility of undetected cases in Taiwan have led to calls for mandatory testing for all incoming and departing travelers.

2020/07/30 | Voice of America

After Nearly Erasing Covid-19, Vietnam Grapples With a Spike

Vietnam has fewer than 500 cases and no deaths, but a recent spike of 19 cases has compelled the government to seal off Danang, a tourism hub.

2020/08/06 | Patrick Ng

Reforming Taiwan’s National Health Insurance System: The Problem

Hailed as one of the world's best healthcare systems, Taiwan's national health insurance is facing the risk of bankruptcy. What went wrong?

2020/08/07 | Patrick Ng

Reforming Taiwan’s National Health Insurance: Bundled Payments Model

Taiwan has nearly two decades of successful experience with bundled payment programs. Expanding these programs is a priority for the country.

2020/08/10 | Voice of America

US Health and Human Services Secretary Visits Taiwan

Alex Azar's visit comes as relations between United States and China have plunged to historic lows.