Covid fatigue hits as vaccination drives continue across Asia

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to more than 120 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: Active cases cross 2.1 lakh mark for first time since January, positivity rate at 3.7 percent
Times of India: Over 3 million vaccinated against Covid-19 in a single day, but 50 percent of frontliners still left

Deccan Herald: Not at expense of Indians: Harsh Vardhan on Covid-19 vaccine export as Centre faces heat



Read Thailand media reports:

Bangkok Post: PM, ministers get Covid-19 shots
The Thaiger: Reduced quarantine approved for some foreign arrivals
The Nation: Thailand launches vaccination drive after probe clears AstraZeneca jab


Read Indonesia media reports:

Antara: Second-semester target to administer 1.5 million vaccine shots daily
The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia delays AstraZenenca vaccine rollout


Read Singapore media reports:

Today: Malls, cinemas, other crowded venues must roll out check-ins with new SafeEntry Gateway
Channel News Asia: Seven new Covid-19 vaccination centres to be set up

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Seven new vaccination centres have been set up in Singapore. Photo: Singapore Health Ministry


Read Chinese media reports:

Sixth Tone: When my hometown went into lockdown, it changed me
Caixin: China expands inoculation programs to select senior citizens

South Korea

Read South Korean media reports:

Yonhap News Agency: New infections in 300s for second day
The Korea Herald: Signs of fresh spike loom over Korea amid relaxed Covid-19 rules


Read Japan media reports:

The Japan Times: Covid-19 news updates (updated continuously)
The Asahi Shimbun: Tokyoites grow weary of state of emergency, virus figures show
Kyodo News: Tokyo Olympic organisers may discuss overseas spectators next Monday


Read Philippines media reports:

Philippine Star: Duterte: Use all government assets to vaccinate poor communities
Rappler: Philippines suspends entry of foreigners, non-overseas Filipino worker returnees


Read Vietnam media reports:

SGGP Online: Viet Nam - emerging market that shone in a difficult year: MoneyWeek
Viet Nam News: Viet Nam needs to open borders for tourism recovery: experts


Read Malaysia media reports:

Malaysiakini: Covid-19 in Malaysia
New Straits Times: How Jakarta fights the pandemic

- Asia Media Centre