Asia roundup: An eye on vaccines

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is approaching 60,000,000. 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 India media reports:

Times of India: Possible early signs of Delhi's third wave easing: drop in weekly cases reported
Hindustan Times: Start of second Covid-19 wave? States impose fresh set of curbs, curfews are back
The Print: Coronavirus: Latest updates on cases in India



Read Thailand media reports:

Bangkok Post: New local infection among new Covid cases
The Nation: Two Thai vaccine prototypes at human trial stage, five being tested on animals


Read Indonesia media reports:

The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia passes 500,000 coronavirus cases
The Jakarta Globe: Controversial Muslim leader Rizieq Syihab blamed for new clusters of Covid infections
The Jakarta Post: Tourism recovery depends on tackling Covid-19


Read Singapore media reports:

Channel News Asia: Travel bubble deferral a joint decision between Singapore and Hong Kong, says Chan Chun Sing
Today: SingapoRediscovers vouchers available from December 1 to promote domestic tourism

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The inaugural air travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong, due to start on November 22, was deferred two weeks due to spikes of Covid in Hong Kong. Photo by Peter Nguyen on Unsplash


Read Chinese media reports:

Caixin: Gallery: Covid-19 case puts Shanghai Hospital to the test
Sixth Tone: China's 'Bat Woman' virologist hits back at coronavirus conspiracy theorists

South Korea

Read South Korean media reports:

Yonhap News Agency: New virus cases below 300 for first time in six days, tougher virus curbs imminent in greater Seoul
The Korea Herald: Korea in final stage of vaccine purchase negotiations with developers: PM


Read Japan media reports:

The Japan Times: Covid-19 news updates (updated continuously)
The Asahi Shimbun: Covid-19 death toll tops 2000 across Japan: pace accelerating 
The Japan Times: China and Japan to restart business travel between the two countries


Read Philippines media reports:

Philippine Star: Live updates: Covid-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines
Rappler: Philippines targets P73.2 billions for Covid-19 vaccine fund

Philippine Star: Philippines on lookout for 'post-holiday' surge in Covid-19 cases 

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The Philippines aims to come up with P73.2 billion ($1.5 billion) to pay for the COVID-19 vaccinations of 60 million Filipinos. Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash


Read Myanmar media reports:

Myanmar Times: Covid-19 street cluster emerges in Mandalay
Frontier Myanmar: Gaps and flaws: Bureaucracy disenfranchises hundreds of Covid-19 patients 


Read Vietnam media reports:

SGGP Online: Minister requests to cancel festivals if Covid-19 re-occurs


Read Malaysia media reports:

Malaysiakini: Covid-19 in Malaysia
New Straits Times: Malaysian virologist joins commission probing origin of Covid-19
New Straits Times: Major glove factories close due to coronavirus outbreak


Read Bangladesh media reports:

New Age: Covid-19 takes turn for the worse again in Bangladesh
The Independent: Dhaka's falling air quality triggers worsening coronavirus concern

- Asia Media Centre