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V.S., a teen in Singapore

“I got the shock of my life when I found out that the senior pastor got infected with the coronavirus. Before I knew it, our church had become the largest cluster in the whole of Singapore. Having visited the church twice that week, I myself was worried that I could have been infected by the novel coronavirus.”

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T.W., 51, a writer in Singapore

“…We are riddled with paradoxes[…]. While many of us are feeling the frustration of being quarantined, we are also secretly glad for too much time on our hands, something we have all complained about not having in the frantic-paced life, pre-Covid-19…”

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D.W., 58, a chief operating officer in Singapore

“The differences are stark, and have become more pronounced in the last ten years. The average worker – now known as Essential Worker – has seen very little in the way of pay increases […] There very well could be some good to come out of this pandemic, if we so choose.”

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