Southeast Asia faces Covid waves

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is approaching 220 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: India vaccinating at record speed: PM Modi
Times of India: India Covid toll at 23-week low


Bangkok Post: 'Don't panic' about Mu variant, Ministry of Public Health says
The Nation: Thailand preparing to import Molnupiravir - "first anti-Covid drug"


The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia reports lowest daily Covid death toll in 70 days
Antara: Remain disciplined in following health protocols, Jokowi urges 

Indonesian president Jokowi has urged the public to keep their discipline in following public health orders.


The Asahi Shimbun: Covid-19 state of emergency to be extended in Tokyo, elsewhere
The Japan Times: Canada, France and Singapore begin to recognise Japan's vaccine passports


Philippine Star: Frustration aired over government Covid-19 response, priorities
Rappler: Metro Manila under GCQ, new lockdown system from September 8 to 30


Viet Nam News: Ho Chi Minh City to relax social distancing restrictions "no sooner than September 15"
SGGP Online: Ho Chi Minh residents prepare to live with Covid-19 under new-normal state


New Straits Times: Vaccination for below 18 only when a state reaches 80 percent of vaccinated adults
The Star: Health Minister: High number of Covid-19 deaths at highly vaccinated areas due to backlog of reports

- Asia Media Centre