Vaccine boosters examined, inequality highlighted

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is nearing 230 million and across Asia, nations are battling with the virus and rolling out vaccines. At the Asia Media Centre, we're helping you keep track of what's happening with a roundup of media coverage from across the region.

Vaccination rollout around the world and in Asia: 



The Hindu: Doubts raised over number of Covid-19 deaths
Times of India: India's weekly Covid-19 cases drop 15 percent, lowest in six months


Bangkok Post: Reopening of capital 'must be safe'
The Nation: Vaccination mandatory in Covid-Free Settings from October 1


The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia claims success in curbing Covid-19
Antara: Covid-19 pandemic boosting digital adoption, literacy

The Indonesian government claimed this week that the Covid-19 outbreak has been brought relatively under control. Photo by Fadil Fauzi on Unsplash  


The Asahi Shimbun: Municipalities scrambling to set up vaccine sites for young people
The Japan News: Japan plans to offer Covid-19 booster shot by year end at earliest 


Philippine Star: Covid-19 could derail May 2022 election
Rappler: Are Covid-19 boosters ethical, with half the world waiting for a first shot?


Viet Nam News: Lowest daily Covid-19 increase in a month
SGGP Online: People with at least one vaccine dose suggested to be granted 'Covid Green Card'


New Straits Times: Booster shots only for certain groups
The Sun Daily: Statistics on children orphaned due to Covid-19 to be raised in Parliament 

- Asia Media Centre