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2020/03/12 | Voice of America

Not Just Coronavirus: Asians Have Worn Face Masks for Decades

People from Japan into Southeast Asia cover their mouths to deflect exhaust, pollution, and cold air, while some hide their faces.

2020/03/10 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's Second Wave Response to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Taiwan is pursuing new preventive and disease control measures against the COVID-19 outbreak, despite exclusion from the World Health Organization.

2020/03/05 | Voice of America

North Korea Military May Become Hotbed of Coronavirus Infections

Defectors said crowded, often unhygienic barracks and soldiers' poor diet could lead to a rapid spread of the coronavirus, which in turn could pose a serious threat to North Korea's regime stability.

2020/03/05 | TNL Staff

Coronavirus Interactive Map and Taiwan Updates

Stay informed with an interactive map of the global coronavirus outbreak and what Taiwan is doing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

2020/03/01 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: How Can I Protect Myself From Infection?

There is no reason to panic before a pandemic, but we can use the remaining time wisely.

2020/02/25 | Deutsche Welle

China Sentences Swedish Publisher to 10 Years In Prison

A Chinese court sentenced Swedish citizen and bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years, after having spent two years in prison. Minhai disappeared in 2015 while on holiday in Thailand.

2020/02/24 | Hilton Yip

Hong Kong’s Two-Faced Identity: Prosperity and Panic

Hong Kong faces yet another challenge in the coronavirus after eight months of protests. The city is trying to retain its status as a global financial center while people struggle to secure basic goods.

2020/02/18 | Voice of America

Chinese Activist Detained After Calling on Xi Jinping to Resign

In the latest crackdown on free speech, Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong was detained after calling Xi Jinping "clueless" on the coronavirus outbreak.

2020/02/17 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan Expands Virus Screening After Suspected Community Transmission

Taiwan has seen the first suspected community-transmitted case of the coronavirus. To prevent community spread, Taiwan has expanded its screening measures to include any individuals with foreign travel history in the past 14 days.

2020/02/14 | Joyce Toledano

Unity Will Prove Crucial to Hong Kong’s Fight Against Coronavirus

As scientists in China and the U.S. race to develop a coronavirus treatment, researchers in Hong Kong say they have already developed a vaccine soon to undergo clinical trials. In the meantime, unity is crucial for Hongkongers to navigate the crisis.

2020/02/13 | Roy Ngerng

Why Taiwan Handles Coronavirus Outbreak Better Than Singapore

Singapore has adopted decent preventive measures for the coronavirus outbreak, yet the lack of public trust in the government still trigged panic buying. What can Singapore learn from Taiwan?

2020/02/10 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Superstar Aquarius Docks in Keelung Again With Crew Quarantined on Board

Passengers left the ship after Taiwanese health officials conducted a sample test for coronavirus. The Chinese crew members were not allowed to disembark.

2020/02/07 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Cruise Ship Carrying Taiwanese Passengers in Limbo Over Coronavirus Measures

A cruise ship carrying over 1,700 Taiwanese passengers has been sent back and forth between the ports of Taiwan and Japan.

2020/02/07 | Michael Beltran

Outrage Over Duterte's Inaction Grips Filipinos During Coronavirus Scare

A general distrust in Philippine president Duterte's ability to handle the coronavirus outbreak has sparked protest both on social media and in the streets.

2020/02/06 | James X. Morris

What Taiwan Has Done to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Despite being excluded from the World Health Organization, Taiwan has moved quickly to adopt measures to curb the domestic spread of the coronavirus.

2020/02/05 | Voice of America

In Myanmar, Betel Quid Chewing Remains Popular Despite Risks

Myanmar can't seem to kick Betel quid chewing, a collective addiction that causes terminal illness among other alarming health issues.

2020/02/04 | The Interpreter

Authorities in Hong Kong Struggle to Win Trust Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The Hong Kong government's refusal to close the border has set off a public panic. Is it overreaction – or justified?

2020/02/03 | Voice of America

Singapore Prepares for Doctor Visits Over Video Call

Singapore looks to add to its regional lead in medical technology by regulating telemedicine.