Vaccine delivery drones in India, Southeast Asia opens airports

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases are nearly at 235 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: 



Times of India: Covid vaccine delivery through drones starts in the Northeast
The Hindu: Post-recovery, many Covid-19 patients report breathlessness , rapid heartbeats or palpitations, says expert


Bangkok Post: Government in talks for Covid pill
The Nation: Consulate General posts updated rules on quarantine for foreign visitors


The Jakarta Globe: Bali to reopen airport to international arrivals
Antara: Schools with over 5 percent positivity rate must close temporarily

Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport will welcome international arrivals from October 14. Image:


The Asahi Shimbun: New Covid cases under 100 in Tokyo for the first time in 11 months
The Japan News: Weekend crowds return to tourist spots, airports after state of emergency lifted in Japan


Philippine Star: 243 Metro Manila areas under lockdown
Rappler: Covid-19 cases swamp Bacolod hospitals, deaths triple in September


Viet Nam News: Lessons learnt from Vietnam's fight against Covid-19 fourth wave
SGGP Online: Tourism sector expects to revive operations soon: Minister


New Straits Times: Staying positive in negative times
The Sun Daily: Mixed emotions for staff as the World Trade Centre vaccination centre closes after 150 days of operation

- Asia Media Centre