Delta variant rips through Asia

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to 204 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: Not enough hospital beds, admits government 
Times of India: Four percent dip in India's weekly Covid cases as northeastern state numbers decline


Bangkok Post: Uncertainty for tourism industry continues
The Nation: Bangkok opens six new testing units as infections surge


The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia extends Covid lockdown amid death toll concerns
Antara: Police target first-dose administration to all Jakartans by August 17

The Indonesian government announced that social restrictions across parts of Indonesia will be extended by another week. Photo by Zep Nurdiman on Unsplash  

Moderna has notified South Korean health authorities that it will supply less than half of the 8.5 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine planned for August. Photo by Ian Hutchinson on Unsplash  


The Japan Times: With the Olympics over, Suga faces uncertain future over Covid-19 response
The Asahi Shimbun: Health ministry revises directive on Covid-19 care; limits remain


Philippine Star: Cebu considers mass grave for Covid-19 fatalities if mortality rate continues
Rappler: Philippines logs over 11,000 new Covid cases


Viet Nam News: Covid cases top 210,000 with 381 more deaths
SGGP Online: Hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City start using Remdesivir to treat Covid-19 patients


New Straits Times: Adult population to be fully vaccinated by end of October
The Star: Health experts urge caution as nation's transmission rate still high

- Asia Media Centre