Breakthrough infections amid reopening bids

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has reached 232 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: 'Covid-19 settling down to become endemic; third wave unlikely'
Times of India: Daily Covid-19 cases fall below 20,000, lowest in more than 200 days


Bangkok Post: Call for concrete reopening plan
The Nation: New Covid cases dip below 10k for the first time in over two months


The Jakarta Globe: Daily Covid-19 tally lowest in 14 months
Antara: Indonesia to get US' additional Covid-19 vaccines via COVAX facility

Indonesia on Monday recorded the lowest daily tally of newly Covid-19 cases since July 14 of last year. 


The Asahi Shimbun: Japan to ease quarantine curbs for vaccinated travellers
The Japan News: Japan plans to lift state of emergency this week


Philippine Star: Covid-19 in the house: I am running scared
Rappler: Duterte considering mandatory vaccination vs Covid-19


Viet Nam News: Germany donates a further 2.6 million doses of AstraZeneca to Vietnam
SGGP Online: Covid-19 cases in Ho Chi Minh City drop dramatically


New Straits Times: National Recovery Council studying possibility of reopening international borders
The Sun Daily: Interstate travel expected to be permitted from October

- Asia Media Centre