Regional roundup: Covid-19 in September

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen above 26,000,000. 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 India media reports:

Times of India: India in talks to join Covax global vaccine allocation plan: WHO
Deccan Herald: Coronavirus shatters India's big dreams
The Print: Coronavirus: Latest updates on cases in India 



Read Thailand media reports:

Bangkok Post: Thai border areas on high alert after Covid cases surge in Myanmar
The Nation: Resumption of tourism between China and Thailand 'not happening any time soon'


Read Indonesia media reports:

The Jakarta Post: Malaysia bars entry of Indonesian citizens, citing Covid-19 concerns
The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia allocates $2.8billion for Covid-19 vaccine


Read Singapore media reports:

Today: 13,000 foreign workers barred from returning to work after missing deadline for Covid-19 testing
Channel News Asia: From malls to hotels, the Singaporean haunts that have gone quiet amid Covid-19

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Some 13,000 foreign workers will not be able to return to work after they have missed the deadline to undergo the fortnightly Rostered Routine Testing. Photo by Prasesh Shiwakoti (Lomash) on Unsplash


Read Chinese media reports:

Caixin Global: Experimental Covid-19 vaccines given to hundreds of thousands of Chinese in the past two months
Xinhua: Senior WHO officials congratulate China for Covid-19 control, yet no room for complacency

South Korea

Read South Korean media reports:

Yonhap News Agency: Expanded social distancing rules take effect as coronavirus keeps spreading
The Korea Herald: 
New virus cases below 200 for sixth day; cluster infections still drag on virus fight
The Korea Times: Test kits for both Covid-19 and flu under review for approval


Read Japan media reports:

The Japan Times: Covid-19 news updates (updated continuously)
The Mainichi: ANA to resume flights to Hawaii in October for the first time in six months
The Asahi Shimbun: Tokyo reports 77 virus cases, first time in double digits in two weeks


Read Myanmar media reports:

Myanmar Times: Health ministry reduces quarantine period of Covid-19 positive patients to 14 days
Frontier Myanmar: 'The second wave has started': Covid-19 cases skyrocket in Rakhine


Read Vietnam media reports:

Viet Nam NewsCentral city takes control in one-month Covid-19 fight
SGGP Online: Vietnam to finish formality for human trials of Covid-19 vaccine in next months

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According to Da Nang's CDC, 241,000 tests were conducted between July 25 and September 2, and 99 percent came back negative for SARS-CoV-2. Photo: Wikimedia Commons


Read Philippines media reports:

Philippine Star: Live updates: Covid-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines
Rappler: DOH says strategies vs pandemic 'working' as Covid-19 transmission rate stays below 1
Rappler: Duterte places Lanao del Sur, Bacolod City under MECQ


Read Malaysia media reports:

Malaysiakini: Covid-19 in Malaysia           
New Straits Times: Rebuilding together after the pandemic


Read Bangladesh media reports:

New Age: Bangladesh tops France in Covid-19 cases
The Daily Star: Covid-19 in Bangladesh: Muddled response marks six months

- Asia Media Centre