Tag: Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas

Coronavirus Refugees: The World’s Most Vulnerable Face Pandemic

In an embattled enclave in Syria, doctors have seen patients die from what looks like the coronavirus but are unable to treat them because they lack beds, protective gear and medical professionals. A refugee camp in Bangladesh is so cramped that its population density is nearly four times that of New York City, making social […]

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If Indian Wells Can Be Canceled, Is Any Sporting Event Safe?

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The BNP Paribas Open in Southern California attracts nearly a half-million fans each year. It is one of the top five events on the international tennis calendar. So when organizers of the event known as “Indian Wells” decided on Sunday to cancel the two-week tournament that had been scheduled to start […]

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Can 50 Years of Minimizing Nuclear Proliferation Continue?

Imagine we are living in the year 2030. New seismic activity indicates an underground nuclear explosion somewhere near the Arctic Circle. One more country announces it’s joining the once-exclusive club of nuclear weapons states that has now grown to 20 nations — more than double the number in 2020. The trouble started in 2023, when […]

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COVID-19 and Travel: Answers to Travelers’ Questions

The coronavirus outbreak that has sickened almost 75,000 in China and killed more than 2,000 worldwide, has upended travel and commerce across the world. In light of the spread of the disease, which has been named COVID-19, would-be travelers to Asia and even parts of the world with few or no cases are wondering what […]

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To Prevent Next Coronavirus, Stop the Wildlife Trade, Conservationists Say

The coronavirus spreading from China has sickened at least 73,000 people and killed at least 2,000, setting in motion a global health emergency. But humans aren’t the only species infected. Coronaviruses attack a variety of birds and mammals. The new virus seems to have leapt from wildlife to humans in a seafood and meat market […]

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In Coronavirus, $45-Billion Cruise Industry Faces a Big Challenge

For the cruise industry, the coronavirus is a public-relations nightmare. For more than a week, the world has watched as the Diamond Princess ship has been quarantined in the Japanese port of Yokohama, its 3,600 passengers and crew stuck and the number of people infected by the coronavirus climbing to at least 175. A second […]

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Hiding From Coronavirus in Indonesia. But Is It Truly Virus-Free?

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — The family from Shanghai was vacationing in Singapore last month when they learned that the new coronavirus had arrived there from China. So they packed up and flew to the world’s largest country yet to report a single case of the deadly virus: Indonesia. They landed in Bali, a major destination […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Death Toll in China Surpasses That of SARS Outbreak

Here’s what you need to know: ImageConstruction on the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China, on Sunday. The hospital was built in just 10 days as part of China’s efforts against the new coronavirus.Credit…Getty Images The death toll in China exceeds that of the SARS outbreak. The death toll from the coronavirus has now exceeded that […]

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Quieter Response to Coronavirus in Countries Where China Holds Sway

BANGKOK — In Myanmar, loudspeakers broadcast advice from Buddhist monks: Seven ground peppercorns, exactly seven, placed on the tongue will ward off the coronavirus spreading across Asia and the world. In Indonesia, Terawan Agus Putranto, the health minister, advised citizens to relax and eschew overtime work to avoid the disease, which has killed more than […]

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Asian Markets Slump With Spreading Coronavirus, While European Shares Rebound

After sharp losses around the world, investors on Tuesday continued to assess the long-term economic effects of the coronavirus epidemic. The verdict was mixed. Investors abandoned stocks in Asia, while markets in Europe rebounded modestly from the previous day’s sell-off. Stock market futures in the United States rose as well. Investors could be in for […]

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Alessandra Facchinetti’s Next Act

PARIS — Alessandra Facchinetti, the Italian designer who found fame when she inherited the Gucci women’s wear mantle from Tom Ford almost two decades ago, has since hopscotched her way through roles with some of the most prestigious names in the fashion business. She held the design helm at Valentino, Moncler and Tod’s — some […]

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