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Indonesia

Fighting Fires in the Time of COVID-19

In August 2020, 64.9% of Indonesia’s regions are expected to reach the peak of the dry season (BMKG, 2020). It’s onset also signals the beginning of the fire season which in the...

PHILIPPINES

THAILAND

Thailand

COVID-19 Response in Thailand

Keywords: Thailand COVID-19 Thai Government Restrictions Despite the apparent lack of political leadership and slow action by the Thai government, the COVID-19 pandemic has been...

MYANMAR

Myanmar

Yangon under lockdown. A photo essay

After months of semi-lockdowns, on 21 September 2020, the Yangon Region Government ordered a second complete shutdown in an effort to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus...

Myanmar

The Pandemic in Burma

Though Burma shares a long border with China, state authorities initially claimed there was not one case of COVID-19 in the country. Some earnestly, but naively, attributed this...

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