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Philippines Announces New Coronavirus Measures, Alarming Rights Groups

The Philippines will send police door-to-door to usher COVID-19 patients with mild or no symptoms into government quarantine facilities. Source

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Tokyo’s Coronavirus Spike Points Finger at Controversial Alert System

As infections surge, Tokyo’s alert system and the challenges of living with COVID-19 come under the spotlight. Source

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Thailand Eases More Coronavirus Restrictions, Ends Curfew

Social distancing rules will remain in effect, but businesses will be able to reopen starting Monday. Source

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Can Wuhan’s Punk Scene Survive the Coronavirus?

Venues and musicians in Wuhan, China’s underground rock capital, are struggling with lockdowns after the outbreak of COVID-19. Source

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China Delayed Releasing Coronavirus Info, Frustrating WHO

An AP investigation finds that the WHO internally worried that China cost the world valuable time by not sharing enough information. Source

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Federalism in the Time of Coronavirus: A Comparative US Advantage

Despite poor performance at the national level, state and local authorities in the United States have performed admirably.  Source

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Japan Ends Coronavirus State of Emergency, Aims to Gradually Reopen the Economy 

The government declares success against the coronavirus and moves to incrementally resume economic activity. Source

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Coronavirus or No, Japan’s Politics Remain Stuck

Despite strong disapproval of Prime Minister Abe’s COVID-19 response, the public sees little alternative to his continued governance. Source

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Managing the Coronavirus: What the World Can Learn From Asia-Pacific Responses

What are the dilemmas governments must navigate in responding to the pandemic? Source

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Kazakhstan’s Coronavirus Payments: The Quest for 42,500 Tenge

The process of receiving financial aid from the Kazakh government turned into a “quest” for Kazakhs. Source

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