Asia focuses on stamping out Delta

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to nearly 214 million and across Asia, nations are battling with the virus and rolling out vaccines. At the Asia Media Centre, we're helping you keep track of what's happening with a roundup of media coverage from across the region.

Vaccination rollout around the world and in Asia: 



The Hindu: Curbing Delta: On the variant that drives India‚Äôs COVID-19 infections
Times of India: Covid third wave looms, may peak in October, hit kids: MHA panel to PMO


Bangkok Post: Government aims to reopen country by end of the year
The Nation: AstraZeneca promises to deliver 61m doses by year-end, working on more effective formula for 2022


The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia's daily Covid-19 tally returns to pre-delta levels
Antara: 30.75 million Indonesians have received complete Covid-19 vaccination

More than 30 million Indonesians are now fully vaccinated according to official statistics. Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash  

Moderna has promised Korea to deliver 7.01 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine to Korea by the first week of September. Photo by Ian Hutchinson on Unsplash  


The Asahi Shimbun: Covid-19 testing failing to catch up to speed of coronavirus
The Japan Times: Japan weighs how to reopen schools amid delta's dominance


Philippine Star: It's time to decide on boosters
Rappler: In last pandemic budget, Duterte wants P4.5billion for his office's intel, confidential funds


Viet Nam News: Ha Noi urged strict compliance with social distancing measures to curb Covid spread
SGGP Online: Military officers on first day of tighter social distancing order in Ho Chi Minh City


New Straits Times: Enhanced Movement Control Order at 24 new localities, existing EMCO in 25 areas extended
The Star: Recoveries outpace new cases for the first time since June

- Asia Media Centre