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Global Journalist: Singapore Confronts a Second Coronavirus

Apr 27, 2020

Singapore's Changi Exhibition Centre has been converted into a community isolation facility for people recovering from COVID or for patients with mild symptoms.
Credit Desmond Foo / The Straits Times via EPA

For the second time in two decades, Singapore is grappling with a coronavirus.

One of the hotspots of the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s, the country is putting the lessons it learned then to work as it faces COVID-19, the potentially deadly infection caused by another coronavirus.

Missouri School of Journalism student Aqil Hamzah, quarantined in his hometown, interviewed two veteran newspaper editors about how coverage of the two outbreaks compares. 


Host: Aqil Hamza

Guests: 

  • P.N. Balji
  • Eugene Wee

Audio engineer: Trevor Hook