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Stories about Travel

20 May 2020

Following COVID-19 closure, Ghibli Museum posts mini-tours online

One of Japan's most beloved tourist attractions is offering short virtual tours on YouTube.

Stranded Nepali migrant workers protest to return home, Nepali government drags its feet

COVID-19

Nepal's government tries to stall repatriating migrant workers stranded abroad.

15 May 2020

Truck drivers blamed for spread of COVID-19 in East Africa

Truck drivers in East Africa face an onslaught of new COVID-19 mandates and restrictions in borders towns — causing confusion, fear, endless traffic queues, protests and disrupted trade.

9 May 2020

As tourism declines in Cambodia, tuk-tuk drivers are down and out in Phnom Penh

COVID-19

"Today, I have not provided one service, and tomorrow, I’m not sure whether one will come or not. Probably finding a construction job is better."

28 April 2020

Pre-Hispanic inspiration, struggle, and satire: The art of Mexico's Manuel Ruelas

"In Mexico, the ultimate misfortune is death. That is why this is a recurring concept in my work."

13 April 2020

Africans in China targeted by xenophobia amid fear of second-wave COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19

China has seen a surge in the number of imported COVID-19 cases and the African community has become an easy target for "virus control" and xenophobic sentiments.

27 March 2020

Musicians in East Africa rush to produce ‘corona’ songs — even as the industry falters

COVID-19

As COVID-19 sweeps through Africa, musicians have taken a hit with canceled concerts, festivals, tours and interrupted studio time. Yet, they have risen to the challenge by composing catchy tunes.

22 March 2020

As Ebola outbreak ends, coronavirus begins in DR Congo

COVID-19

While DR Congo has proclaimed the end of Ebola, it now faces its first cases of COVID-19. Will lessons learned from Ebola help combat the novel coronavirus?

19 March 2020

Nigeria enforces travel bans amid sloppy management of COVID-19 cases

Nigerian netizens are calling for a travel ban for travelers from high COVID-19 transmission areas. This will strengthen the national response to the pandemic.

Tanzania tackles COVID-19 with strict measures to slow the spread

COVID-19

In the wake of six confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tanzania, the government has taken strict measures to slow the spread. But messaging and communication around preventative measures remains a challenge.

16 March 2020

Trinidad & Tobago closes its borders as COVID-19 cases double to four

COVID-19

Using Italy as an example of how COVID-19 was able to spread quickly, Prime Minister Rowley warned the consequences will be grave if Trinbagonians do not adhere to the guidelines.

15 March 2020

Trinidad & Tobago's fight against COVID-19 puts emphasis on ‘personal responsibility’

The country's two COVID-19 cases are reportedly improving, but the Ministry of Health is urging people to be conscientious about prevention methods.

14 March 2020

COVID-19 in Africa: ‘Unprecedented levels of mobilization’ as nations brace for pandemic

With at least 19 African countries facing COVID-19, several African governments have taken critical steps toward managing the outbreak, including travel restrictions, health screenings, rapid testing and social distancing measures.

Trinidad & Tobago clamps down as two cases of COVID-19 are confirmed

COVID-19

Schools have been closed, cruise ship arrivals have been suspended, and major events have been cancelled as the government tries to contain the spread of the virus.

12 March 2020

Life in the time of COVID-19: Jamaicans adjust their lifestyles as country records second case

COVID-19

After two cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in Jamaica, anxiety is high and Jamaicans are limiting their social contact.

11 March 2020

Czech Republic introduces drastic measures to deter spread of COVID-19

COVID-19

All schools will be shut down for at least the next two weeks.

6 March 2020

Bhutan deals with its first COVID-19 case by temporarily shutting down borders

COVID-19

Bhutan's first positive case of COVID-19, an American tourist who travelled from India, prompted the government to impose a two-weeks-long restriction on all incoming tourists.

4 March 2020

Caribbean tourism threatened by the region's first cases of COVID-19

COVID-19

Three confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus have shown up in the French-speaking Caribbean and another in the Dominican Republic, placing the region on even greater alert.

1 March 2020

World Health Organization officials criticized for ‘slow response’ and ‘pro-China’ bias as COVID-19 spreads across the world

COVID-19

The anger directed at the World Health Organization's Director-General has gone viral and nearly 500,000 had signed up demanding his resignation.

28 February 2020

An Italian national is the index case patient of COVID-19 disease in Nigeria

COVID-19

Lagos is a commercial hub in Nigeria and the likelihood of a rapid spread of COVID-19 to other parts of the country is a looming possibility.

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