Regional roundup: Covering COVID-19

Around the world, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen above 7,000,000. 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 to allow banned foreign airlines to resume some flights
Sixth Tone: How tech can - and can't - rebuild the post-pandemic world
China Daily: Public health gets boost in war on virus


South Korea

Read South Korean media reports:

Yonhap News Agency: Virus fight at inflection point over cluster infections in greater Seoul
The Korea Herald: South Korea to beef up exports of ready-to-eat fishery products amid pandemic
The Korea Times: Seongnam offers COVID-19 relief funds to marriage immigrants, permanent residents


Read Japan media reports:

The Asahi Shimbun: Virus pandemic deals a very bad hand to plans for casino resorts
The Japan Times: Japan to launch probe into murky virus relief deal linked to Dentsu
The Japan News: More than a half of Japan infections couldn't be traced


Read Singapore media reports:

Today: COVID-19: Where the clusters are
Channel News Asia: Recent rises in COVID-19 community cases due to 'proactive' screening, situation remains 'under control'
Straits Times: Temperature screening, e-registration, and allotted time slots for voting during COVID-19 

annie spratt Vk84O5nO2Ho unsplash 1COVID-19 measures and temperature checks will be used when Singaporeans go to the polls. Photo: Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash


Read India media reports:

The Times of India: Coronavirus live rolling updates
Hindustan Times: Few beds left for COVID-19 patients in Delhi, even as govt app shows 50 percent availability
The Hindu: Guarded welcome as malls, cafes, and temples open following 75-day lockdown


Read Thailand media reports:

Bangkok Post: Phuket opens ports and road crossing
The Nation: Skies may open to tourists at the end of June


Read Indonesia media reports:

The Jakarta Post: COVID-19 leads to dissatisfaction toward democracy, government but not Jokowi survey finds
The Jakarta Globe: Hundreds of thousands pack Jakarta's commuter trains as people return to work


Read Vietnam media reports:

Viet Nam News: Australia and Vietnam: Tackling the shared challenges of COVID-19
Nhan Dan: EU trade pact expected to spur Vietnam's economic recovery

tony pham WykFLHcscSo unsplashThe EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to open the door wider for Vietnamese exports to the EU. Photo by Tony Pham on Unsplash


Read Myanmar media reports:

Myanmar Times: Myanmar health minister warns against complacency
Frontier Myanmar: On the Thai-Myanmar border, COVID-19 closes a billion-dollar racket


Read Philippines media reports:

Philippine Star: Live updates: COVID-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines
Inquirer: Quick response teams needed in areas with localised lockdowns: Ano
Rappler: Gov't changes mind: Kids, senior citizens must stay home even under MGCQ


Read Malaysia media reports:

Malaysiakini: COVID-19 cases in Malaysia (graph)
New Straits Times: MoH, MoE to discuss date for school reopening
The Star: Malaysia Airlines: Lifting travel restrictions and reopening borders will allow loved ones to reunite


Read Bangladesh media reports:

New Age: High Court wants information on ICU beds, distribution
The Daily Star: COVID-19 situation: We're among 10 countries with surges

- Asia Media Centre