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Having Brushed Off Coronavirus Threat, Southeast Asia Begins to Confront It

Having Brushed Off Coronavirus Threat, Southeast Asia Begins to Confront It

BANGKOK — For months, many Southeast Asian countries played down the threat posed by the new coronavirus. Some officials said that prayer would keep the disease away. Others expressed optimism that the tropical heat would slow the spread of the virus. Life continued as usual. Malaysia allowed large religious gatherings. …

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Cap and Gone? College Commencements Confront the Coronavirus

Cap and Gone? College Commencements Confront the Coronavirus

The University of Michigan on Friday canceled its commencement planned for May over fears of the coronavirus — one of what is likely to be many such college ceremonies to be reconsidered in the face of the pandemic. The ceremony, which was to be held May 2 at Michigan Stadium …

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