Regional roundup: Building cases and border talk

Around the world, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 13,000,000. 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 Chinese media reports:

Caixin Global: China, South Korea in talks to double flights to 20 a week
Sixth Tone: 46 people linked to Beijing market test positive for coronavirus
Xinhua: Second batch of people at high risk of exposure to Xinfadi market released from quarantine


South Korea

Read South Korean media reports:

Yonhap News Agency: New virus cases rebound and imported cases at four-month high 
The Korea Herald: Being a foreign student during COVID-19 pandemic
The Korea Times: Arrivals from 'high-risk nations' required to submit proofs of 'negative' virus test results


Read Japan media reports:

The Japan Times: Japan looks to ease travel ban on China, South Korea and others in Asia
The Japan Times: US military base in Okinawa reports more COVID-19 cases
The Japan News: Latest coronavirus data (graph)


Read Singapore media reports:

Today: COVID-19: Where the clusters are
Channel News Asia: Marina Bay Sands, Seletar Mall added to list of places visited by COVID-19 cases while infectious
Straits Times: NUS invents new way to produce COVID-19 swab, 40 millions to be produced in coming months

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File photo showing a standard swab test of COVID-19 used globally. Photo: Wikimedia Commons


Read India media reports:

The Times of India: Coronavirus live rolling updates
Deccan Herald: Short lockdown can't curb COVID-19 spread, will only delay peak: Scientists 
The Print: India's daily COVID deaths have more than doubled in six weeks, positivity rate too on the rise


Read Thailand media reports:

Bangkok Post: Health scare in Rayong, visiting Egyptian delegate had COVID-19
The Nation: Prawit seeks crackdown on illegal immigrants as they could spread COVID-19


Read Indonesia media reports:

The Jakarta Post: WHO urges Indonesia to test more suspected cases amid high death rate 
The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia adds nearly 12,000 coronavirus cases in last week


Read Myanmar media reports:

Myanmar Times: Almost three quarters of COVID-19 fund in Myanmar distributed to SMEs
Frontier Myanmar: 'No rain, no visitors and no income': Bagan adjusts to tourism crash 

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A view of Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Myanmar. Photo: Wikimedia Commons


Read Vietnam media reports:

Viet Nam News: New imported COVID-19 cases, quarantine escapees sought


Read Philippines media reports:

Philippine Star: Live updates: COVID-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines
Rappler: Philippine coronavirus cases breach 56,000 


Read Malaysia media reports:

Malaysiakini: COVID-19 cases in Malaysia (graph)                        
Malaysiakini: Singapore, Malaysia agree to overcome COVID-19 common challenges together
New Straits Times: New COVID-19 cluster detected in Kuching


Read Bangladesh media reports:

New Age: No let-up in health sector corruption
The Daily Star: No Bangladeshi can leave country without valid COVID-19 negative certificate: Govt

- Asia Media Centre