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Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

In Singapore, gay pride goes online

Instead of making a political statement in varying hues of pink, few Singaporeans attended small group gatherings in pink t-shirts.

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

Hong Kongers gather despite COVID-19 ban on Tiananmen vigil

This is the first occasion that the vigil was banned in Hong Kong. 

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

24-hour vending machines distribute masks to help Singapore contain the spread of COVID-19

The new reusable masks “are made of at least three layers of material, with a filtration efficiency of at least 95%, even after 30 washes,” according to the government’s website. 

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

In Singapore, spaces close, but restaurants open

Life is not the same for essential workers, who aren’t given a real choice between eschewing health risks and maintaining a livelihood.