Covid vaccination drives roll out across Asia

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to 100 million. 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:

The Print: Active Covid cases rise in top three high-burden states, over 16 lakh Indians vaccinated
Times of India: Pfizer wants India to order Covid-19 vaccine before pursuing approval

Deccan Herald: Vaccine diplomacy: India is winning, for now



Read Thailand media reports:

The Thaiger: First phase of Thailand's Covid-19 vaccinations to start on February 14
The Nation: Survey shows a third of tourism businesses are broke or shut down


Read Indonesia media reports:

The Jakarta Post: 'Wrong' strategy brings Indonesia closer to 1 million Covid-19 cases
The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia adapts new strategies to curb Covid-19 death toll
The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia sets record for most coronavirus cases and deaths in a month


Read Singapore media reports:

Channel News Asia: Covid-19 pandemic could last four to five years: Lawrence Wong
Today: Rise in imported cases not due to more travellers entering Singapore
Channel News Asia: Covid-19 vaccination begins for land transport sector with jabs to be offered to 80,000 workers

Lawrence Wong

Education Minister and co-chair of Singapore's task force on Covid-19, Lawrence Wong.


Read Chinese media reports:

Sixth Tone: Running out of food in lockdown, Jilin residents give viral plea
Xinhua: China unveils epidemic control plan for upcoming holiday

Sixth Tone: Chinese cities vow to better protect Covid-19 patients' privacy

South Korea

Read South Korean media reports:

Yonhap News Agency: South Korea aims to vaccinate 70 percent of population by September
The Korea Herald: Virus variants, infection cluster in Daejeon put authorities on alert


Read Japan media reports:

The Japan Times: Covid-19 news updates (updated continuously)
The Asahi Shimbun: Japan likely to hit Covid-19 herd immunity in October, months after Olympics - researcher
Kyodo News: Japan to start random PCR testing to grasp infections in cities


Read Philippines media reports:

Philippine Star: Senator Panfilo Lacson demands answers from the DoH over high Sinovac vaccine price tag
Rappler: Department of Health confirms local transmission of UK Covid strain

Philippine Star: Philippines to shoulder payment for five percent of Covax's Covid-19 jab

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Senator Panfilo Lacson. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Read Vietnam media reports:

Viet Nam News: Looking back on one year fighting Covid-19 in Vietnam


Read Malaysia media reports:

Malaysiakini: Covid-19 in Malaysia
New Straits Times: One year on, no end in sight for Malaysia's Covid-19 battle
New Straits Times: We don't want to prolong Movement Control Order, says Health Director General


Read Bangladesh media reports:

The Independent: 50 lakh doses of Oxford vaccine arrive in Dhaka
New Age: Online registration a must for Covid-19 vaccine

- Asia Media Centre