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Sri Lanka Teaches the World How Not to Respond to COVID-19
May 18, 2021

Sri Lanka Teaches the World How Not to Respond to COVID-19

By Kalani Kumarasinghe
Bungled communications and ethnic profiling have become hallmarks of Sri Lanka's pandemic response.

COVID-19 Set to Burst Singapore-Hong Kong Travel Bubble – Again
May 17, 2021

COVID-19 Set to Burst Singapore-Hong Kong Travel Bubble – Again

By Sebastian Strangio
Singapore has reimposed a lockdown after a sudden spike in untraceable community transmissions.
Facing a COVID Crisis, Nepal Cries Out for Help
May 14, 2021

Facing a COVID Crisis, Nepal Cries Out for Help

By Peter Gill
“People are dying every few minutes because of a lack oxygen, we don’t know when this will end... It’s chaos.”

India’s Air Force Steps Forward as Citizens Scramble for Oxygen
May 14, 2021

India’s Air Force Steps Forward as Citizens Scramble for Oxygen

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
The Indian Air Force so far has carried out 98 sorties from 11 countries to airlift oxygen-related supplies and other equipment for use back home.

Hong Kong’s Vaccination Drive Leaves Out Refugees
May 14, 2021

Hong Kong’s Vaccination Drive Leaves Out Refugees

By Jessie Lau
Hong Kong is one of the easiest places in the world to get a vaccine and access to public health services. Unless you’re a refugee, that is.

COVID-19 Hits Prisons in Thailand, as Nearly 3,000 Cases Detected
May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Hits Prisons in Thailand, as Nearly 3,000 Cases Detected

By Sebastian Strangio
Recent Thai COVID-19 outbreaks highlight the dangers posed by Asia's overcrowded and unsanitary prisons.

Australia Signs Deal for 25M Moderna Doses Through Next Year
May 13, 2021

Australia Signs Deal for 25M Moderna Doses Through Next Year

By Rod McGuirk
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government has drawn fire for the country's slow vaccine roll-out.
Japan Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Program For Elderly
May 13, 2021

Japan Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Program For Elderly

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan will step up efforts to complete the vaccination of its elderly population by the end of July.

COVID-19 Worries Return to Vietnam
May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Worries Return to Vietnam

By Hugh Bohane
Amidst a spike in new cases, the country is tightening restrictions in the hopes of repeating its 2020 successes against the virus.

What US Support For a Vaccine Waiver Means For India
May 12, 2021

What US Support For a Vaccine Waiver Means For India

By Urvi Tembey and Ameya Pratap Singh
In an integrated world there can be no national solutions to a global pandemic.

India’s Economy Begins to Feel Pandemic Second Wave Pinch
May 12, 2021

India’s Economy Begins to Feel Pandemic Second Wave Pinch

By Prachi Priya
Just as the Indian economy was beginning to show signs of recovery following last year’s disastrous downturn, a second COVID-19 wave could undo the gains.
Education in Pakistan Amid COVID-19: A Test Case for Policymakers
May 12, 2021

Education in Pakistan Amid COVID-19: A Test Case for Policymakers

By Sidra Tariq Jamil and Umair Jamal
The nation's school system has faced unprecedented crises in the past year.

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