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Silver 2021 Editorial / General News

The Fall of Oasis: Covid Spreads and Kills

  • Photographer
    Daniel Shou Yi Ceng
  • Agency / Studio
    Zuma Press
  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial / General News

Taiwan, an oasis that had kept the virus at bay for more than a year, has fallen into semi lockdowns following a major outbreak in May, which has claimed over 800 lives and infected over 10 thousand people. The island was overwhelmed by a shortage of wards and an inadequate, unstable vaccines supply, with medial workers doing testings for citizens, chemical troops in PPE disinfecting contaminated areas, vehicles and facilities, and the people wearing masks and getting vaccinated against Covid. Everybody allocates their efforts in saving the island.

23-year-old Daniel Ceng is an Asian photojournalist covering politics, social issues, war and more across the world, including Europe, Middle-East, Asia, and Southeast Asia. In his 22, Daniel was one of the youngest photojournalists who entered Ukraine, where he documented the aftermath of the Russian invasion and its impacts on the Ukrainian livelihood. He has been working with several international news agencies, including EPA Images, The Guardian, AFP, AP, ZUMA Press, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Initium.