Regional roundup: Asia battles COVID-19

Around the world, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen above 10,000,000. 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: Beijing may soon be free of new virus cases, CDC official says
Sixth Tone: Locked in, locked out: The foreign students stuck in limbo during COVID-19
Xinhua:  China launches first COVID-19 virtual nursing simulation platform


South Korea

Read South Korean media reports:

Yonhap News Agency: In summit, South Korea, EU set joint vision for anti-virus fight, stronger strategic ties 
The Korea Herald:  South Korea ponders naming churches coronavirus danger zones
The Korea Times: Seoul city moving to pay COVID-19 relief funds to foreigners


Read Japan media reports:

The Japan Times: As Tokyo coronavirus cases spike, experts dismiss second wave fears - for now
The Japan Times: Tokyo puts forward new virus monitoring guidelines
The Japan News: Latest coronavirus data (graph)


Read Singapore media reports:

Today: COVID-19: Where the clusters are
Channel News Asia: COVID-19 could be with us for a long time, but it can be contained: Head of NCID
Straits Times: Doctors expect rise in acute respiratory infection cases after dip during circuit breaker 


Read India media reports:

The Times of India: Coronavirus live rolling updates
Hindustan Times: COVID update: Bihar wedding hotspot; EU bars Indians
The Print: Telangana has highest COVID 'R' value of 1.69, India's overall figure now 1.11


Read Thailand media reports:

Bangkok Post: Thailand to lift ban on international flights Wednesday
The Nation: 'Business bubbles' to let in only high-value, low-risk travelers


Read Indonesia media reports:

The Jakarta Post: COVID-19: Jokowi threatens cabinet with reshuffle in fiery address 
The Jakarta Globe: Health minister under pressure for spending too little during pandemic


Read Myanmar media reports:

Myanmar Times: Three months more for Lashio COVID-19 testing lab
Frontier Myanmar: IMF approves emergency funding for pandemic hit Myanmar

1024px Lashio 3The township of Lashio (pictured) in Myanmar will likely not receive its promised COVID-19 testing lab for another three months
Photo: Wikimedia Commons


Read Vietnam media reports:

Viet Nam News: Shares plummet on GDP growth record low and surges in COVID-19 fatalities


Read Philippines media reports:

Philippine Star: Live updates: COVID-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines
Rappler: Philippines leads in rise of virus cases in entire Western Pacific


Read Malaysia media reports:

Malaysiakini: COVID-19 cases in Malaysia (graph)
New Straits Times: Malaysia-Singapore 'travel bubble': Talks ongoing


Read Bangladesh media reports:

New Age: Health minister, dept slammed at parliament
The Daily Star: Govt hospitals: COVID testing no more free of cost

- Asia Media Centre