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Japanese teen designs contact tracing app that protects privacy

HOKKAIDO, Japan (AP) — Curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic rests on knowing where infected people have been and who they’ve come in...

ABS-CBN vows comeback after being shut down by government

MANILA (The China Post/ANN) — ABS-CBN shut down on Tuesday evening its radio and television operations nationwide in compliance with an order from the National...

Chinese tourism revives over May Day holiday

CHONGQING (China Daily/ANN) — The May Day holiday that ended on Tuesday produced strong signs of recovery for the Chinese tourism sector, which has...

How COVID-19 changed classrooms in South Korea

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) — Thermal cameras, transparent dividers in cafeterias, masks and disinfectants in classrooms: These are some of the changes Korean students...

Thai King vacationing in the Alps despite soaring economic woes

TAIPEI (The China Post) — As countries struggle to lift their economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn is reportedly vacationing with...

Corona-fiasco? Faulty masks distributed to pregnant women in Japan

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Japanese health authorities’ decision to distribute more than 300,000 face masks to pregnant women has been marred by complaints...

Bill Gates defends China’s coronavirus response

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates pushed back against criticism of China in a CNN interview on Sunday, stressing that the...
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Once a model state, Singapore races to build beds for patients

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Singapore in racing to build bed space for patients in exhibition halls and other temporary facilities to accommodate the...

Japanese designer creates DIY face shield for medical workers

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, many countries are not only running out of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline medical workers...

Japanese couples strive to avoid ‘coronavirus divorce’ in lockdown

TAIPEI (The China Post) — There is a culture of long working hours combined with stagnant gender stereotypes in Japanese society, in which small...

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