Regional roundup: Covid coverage across Asia

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen above 37,600,000. 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 records lowest fresh Covid cases in 63 days
Hindustan Times: The mystery of India's low coronavirus death rate
The Print: Coronavirus: Latest updates on cases in India



Read Thailand media reports:

Khaosod English: Pandemic tourist visas shelved in favour of local vactioners
Bangkok Post: 
Thailand to make, supply AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine


Read Indonesia media reports:

The Jakarta Post: Jakarta returns to transitional PSBB as Anies claims 'flattened' Covid-19 curve
The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia agrees to buy 100 million vaccines from AstraZeneca


Read Singapore media reports:

Today: Hong Kong added to list of low-risk countries, travellers need only serve reduced stay-home notice: MoH
Channel News Asia: Singapore, Indonesia agree to launch green lane for essential business and official travel

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The two entry points for Singapore's green travel lane with Indonesia will be Tanah Merah ferry terminal and Changi Airport. Photo: Photo by Annie L on Unsplash


Read Chinese media reports:

Caixin Global: China forgets Covid-19 for a week as half a billion hit the road
Xinhua: East China's Qingdao conducts city-wide Covid-19 testing after new cases emerge

South Korea

Read South Korean media reports:

Yonhap News Agency: New virus spike again on first day of eased social distancing scheme
The Korea Herald: 
Coronavirus complacency feared as South Korea rolls back mitigation measures


Read Japan media reports:

The Japan Times: Covid-19 news updates (updated continuously)
The Asahi Shimbun: Pandemic further widens education gap between rich and poor pupils
The Japan Times: Tokyo conference debates 'new normal' as coronavirus drives change


Read Myanmar media reports:

Myanmar Times: Covid-19 cases in Rakhine nears 2000 with highest in Sittwe
Frontier Myanmar: Presenting with symptoms: Hospitals struggle against a flood of self-reporting patients

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In Myanmar, Sittwe (pictured) has been the source of the highest number of cases. Photo: Wikimedia Commons


Read Vietnam media reports:

SGGP Online: Da Nang welcomes first group of tourists after more than two months


Read Philippines media reports:

Philippine Star: Live updates: Covid-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines
Rappler: Senate OKs on second reading President's special powers vs red tape in national emergency


Read Malaysia media reports:

Malaysiakini: Covid-19 in Malaysia
New Straits Times: Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) put in place following spike of Covid cases


Read Bangladesh media reports:

New Age: 45 percent of Dhaka people have Covid-19 antibody
The Independent: 
Coronavirus situation under control in Bangladesh: Health Minister

- Asia Media Centre