On Our Own: COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia was the first region outside of China to be affected by COVID-19 following the identification of a first case in Thailand in January 2020. Although that year most of the region managed to keep the pandemic under control, the socio-economic impacts were severe as social life was disrupted and livelihoods lost

Dear COVID-19 Diary

A fourteen-day journal chronicles my journey with COVID-19. From the days in isolation in a facility my city set up for the infected, to my bittersweet homecoming to recover together with my daughter whom I infected with the virus. The story revolves around the immediate despair when I knew I was infected, the hopelessness of the situation as well as the uncertainty.

Women who Man the COVID-19 Vaccinations

Nearly 15 hours daily, Mondays to Saturdays. That’s how Marguerite Maguzzo spends six of the seven days of the week attending to people who are scheduled to receive their vaccinations against COVID-19. She is required to be at the vaccination site from as early as 7 a.m. to as late as 8 p.m. when the encoders have finished their work for the day.

စစ်အာဏာသိမ်းခံရမှုအောက်တွင် နေထိုင်ခြင်း

၂၀၂၁ ခုနှစ် ဖေ‌ဖော်၀ါရီလ ၁ရက်နေ့တွင် ဗိုလ်ချုပ်မှူးကြီးမင်းအောင်လှိုင် ဦးဆောင်သည့် မြန်မာစစ်တပ်သည် ‌၂၀၂၁ နို၀င်ဘာလတွင် ကျင်းပသော ရွေးကောက်ပွဲတွင် သောင်ပြိုကမ်းပြို အနိုင်ရခဲ့သော NLD

Youth Night is Gone?

Khaosan Road, a well-known tourist destination and nightclub area, had a completely different landscape at the end of 2021 compared to this year crowded scene. The less cheerful atmosphere at the time reflected the fact that youth night was gone due to COVID-19 and containment restrictions.