Canvassing the Covid situation in Asia

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to more than 112 million. Nations across Asia are battling the virus in their own ways with varying degrees of success. At the Asia Media Centre, we've gathered media coverage from across the region as countries grapple with the pandemic.

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 around the world and in Asia: 



Read India media reports:

The Print: Covid situation reviewed as Kerala, Punjab and three other states see spike in cases
Times of India: Coronavirus live updates

Deccan Herald: Over 7000 coronavirus mutations in India, many have serious risk: Scientist



Read Thailand media reports:

Bangkok Post: Tourism Authority of Thailand wants vaccine passport policy
The Thaiger: Restrictions ease in Bangkok

The Nation: Thailand's first group of foreign tourists arrive in Phuket


Read Indonesia media reports:

Antara: Immunisation target hinges on availability of vaccine stocks: official
The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia administers Sinovac vaccine administered by Bio Farma
The Jakarta Globe: Over 1000 returnees test positive despite having Covid-free certificate


Read Singapore media reports:

Today: Hundreds of seniors receive Covid-19 jab as nationwide vaccination effort kicks off
Channel News Asia: A year since Covid-19, dorm life leaves migrants still hoping for better

Singapore Ministry of Health

Vaccinations of the elderly started rolling out in Singapore this week. Photo: Facebook/Ministry of Health, Singapore


Read Chinese media reports:

Sixth Tone: Hindsight is 2020: Looking back on Covid-19, one year later
Caixin: Chinese foreign minister warns against 'vaccine nationalism'

South Korea

Read South Korean media reports:

Yonhap News Agency: Less than half of South Koreans willing to receive Covid-19 vaccine shots immediately
The Korea Herald: Experts paint murky outlook for Covid-19 herd immunity


Read Japan media reports:

The Japan Times: Covid-19 news updates (updated continuously)
The Asahi Shimbun: Officials: Decline in new Covid-19 cases in Tokyo bottoming out
Kyodo News: Three Japan prefectures looking to end coronavirus emergency early


Read Philippines media reports:

Philippine Star: Nurses for vaccines: Philippines in talks with UK, Germany
Rappler: Cebu province drops negative Covid-19 test results from domestic tourism requirements


Read Vietnam media reports:

SGGP Online: Hai Phong to apply social distancing in Covid-19 hit areas
Viet Nam News: Vietnam to receive 5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines late February: health ministry

Viet Nam News: Vietnam expects hospitality recovery in 2021


Read Malaysia media reports:

Malaysiakini: Covid-19 in Malaysia
New Straits Times: Schools reopen: Swab tests not required for returning Sabah students 
New Straits Times: PM oversees vaccination preparations ahead of immunisation rollout

- Asia Media Centre