A Singaporean living in Ho Chi Minh City and a Filipino-Japanese living in Tokyo have shared their thoughts on life in self-isolation due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The comments were made following a request by Tuoi Tre News as the COVID-19 epidemic has infected over one million people globally and citizens around the world are being encouraged to stay home in order to prevent the spread of the disease. The following comments have been edited by Tuoi Tre News for clarity, consistency, and coherence. ‘We can live responsibly for a better future’ When the virus first emerged in Wuhan, China, I thought about the same thing as everyone else – that it seemed like something that was happening in a faraway country and could only be read about in the news. When the virus first broke out, I was preparing to enjoy my Tet holiday back with my family in Singapore. I think that people need to work hand in hand with their government to win the war against the virus. So far, throughout this crisis, I’ve noticed two types of behavior. First, there are those who are socially irresponsible. They have the “I don’t give a damn” attitude and think “If I… Read full this story
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