Covid roundup: youth vaccinations and border reopenings

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases exceeds 250 million.  Across Asia, which has had almost 80 million cases, 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: 



Times of India: UK to recognise Covaxin from November 22; US welcomes inclusion of Bharat Biotech vaccine in WHO-approved list
The Hindu: Optimising the fall: On improving vaccination and treatment


Bangkok Post: Government to boost medical arsenal
The Nation: Over 20,000 tourists enter Thailand since November 1, 15 tested positive


The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia to buy one million doses of Covid-19 antiviral drug
Antara: Children aged six to 11 to be vaccinated in schools: ministry

The Indonesian government is planning to cooperate with schools to provide Sinovac Covid-19 shots to children aged six to 11 years old. 


Channel News Asia: Southeast Asia's Covid-19 situation 'fast stabilising'
Today: Cases of inflammatory syndrome linked to Covid-19 appearing in children


Sixth Tone: Shanghai begins Covid-19 vaccinations for children
Xinhua: China's foreign trade maintains growth momentum in first 10 months

South Korea 

The Korea Herald: Living with Covid-19: What to expect
The Chosun Ilbo: Foreign workers return to ease labour shortage

Korea is expecting around 50,000 foreign workers to return to small businesses, farming and fisheries as the country eases restrictions. Photo by Paul Einerhand on Unsplash.


The Asahi Shimbun: New Covid-19 guidelines focus on pressure on medical system
The Mainichi: Japan government remains under scrutiny as it prepares to reopen borders to foreign students


Philippine Star: Covid-19 vaccines in the Philippines
Rappler: DOH open to mandatory vaccinations as a 'last resort'


Viet Nam News: PM instructs intensification of measures to fight Covid-19
SGGP Online: Ho Chi Minh City must prevent Covid-19 recurrence


New Straits Times: Malaysia, Singapore agree to Vaccinated Travel Lane from November 29
The Sun Daily: Take the test, not the risk

- Asia Media Centre