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Covid-19: One Month Later, I'm Still Trapped at Home

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74,675 diagnosed cases. 4,922 suspected cases. 2,121 deaths. 51 days have passed since the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) first broke out on 31 December 2019, and it’s been 29 days since the cities (including mine) near Wuhan have been on a lockdown. Many like myself have been banned from leaving our homes, uncertain of when we can resume work, or have resorted to working from home.

Covid-19: What It's Like Living in a Ghost Town in Fear

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The virus has spread much more quickly than anyone could have imagined. Just overnight, it was confirmed that the virus can spread from person to person. Face masks are sold out. Wuhan City is completely shut down. The entire country has fallen into panic.

When I Couldn't Sleep At Night

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I had a heavy cold one Sunday night, and by nine o’clock—an unimaginably early hour—I was beginning to feel sleepy. So I hurriedly got ready for bed, and was tucked in before 10.

What It's Like to Celebrate Christmas Around the World

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Ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated all around the world? This Christmas, we asked four of our contributors from different countries to share about some of the special customs and traditions that are part of their Christmas celebrations.

Let's Do Something Kind This Christmas

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I was on my way home after an evening out with some friends. As I exited the mall, I plugged my earphones in to listen to some music while locating the nearest bus stop.

Do We Die Alone?

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Granny lay breathless on her bed, making occasional groans and moans due to the pain and discomfort she was feeling. Her wrinkled face seemed to have aged further.

My Daily Struggle Against Negative Thoughts

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I used to feel like I was on an emotional roller-coaster ride—experiencing a huge range of ups and downs in just one day. In a typical day, I would wake up to a bright and sunny morning that put me in a good mood.

Should We Give Help but Not Receive it?

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During dinner some days ago, my father lamented about how times have changed. It used to be that bosses care about their workers even outside of work.

Why I Decided To Rein In My Tongue

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I have always been a transparent, straight-talking person. When I’m in a good mood, I find someone to share my joy with. When things don’t go my way, I make sure that those around me hear of my grievances.