Asian media examines economic recovery in Covid

Around the world, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to more than 109 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: More than 24,000 frontline workers receive second dose of vaccine
Times of India: Coronavirus live updates

Deccan Herald: Puzzling Covid-19 decline in India sparks shopping spree



Read Thailand media reports:

The Thaiger: Home-made Thai vaccine ready to start trials
The Nation: Thailand's GDP contracted 6.1 percent in 2020 due to Covid-19
Bangkok Post: First Covid shots by month-end, says Health Minister Anutin


Read Indonesia media reports:

The Jakarta Post: Vaccination race: Challenges ahead for Indonesia
The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia to begin phase two of Covid vaccination
The Jakarta Globe: Imlek in the time of pandemic


Read Singapore media reports:

Channel News Asia: Pummelled by Covid-19, Singapore's economy to begin K-shaped recovery with Budget 2021
Channel News Asia: Singapore Airlines Group's passenger carriage down 97.3 percent in January
Today: Neighbours aren't talking as much, as interactions shift online: survey

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group's overall passenger carriage for January fell by 97.3 per cent year-on-year


Read Chinese media reports:

Sixth Tone: China confirms first local Covid-19 infection of Lunar New Year
Xinhua: China intensifies fight against crimes related to Covid-19 vaccines

South Korea

Read South Korean media reports:

Yonhap News Agency: New virus cases bounce back to over 400: deals signed to secure additional vaccines
The Korea Herald: Employment gap widens throughout Covid-19 fallout


Read Japan media reports:

The Japan Times: Covid-19 news updates (updated continuously)
The Asahi Shimbun: Syringe shortage hampers Japan's Covid-19 vaccination roll out
Kyodo News: Japan to start Covid-19 vaccination of 40,000 health workers


Read Philippines media reports:

Philippine Star: Covid-19 cases still up in the National Capital Region, three other regions
Rappler: National Economic and Development Authority wants entire country under loosest quarantine level in March


Read Vietnam media reports:

SGGP Online: Opening of schools delayed nationwide, HCMC switches to online learning
Viet Nam News: Hanoi orders closure of streetside stalls, religious sites

Viet Nam News: Prime Minister requests purchasing Covid-19 vaccine in February


Read Malaysia media reports:

Malaysiakini: Covid-19 in Malaysia
New Straits Times: Movement Control Order 2.0 extended for several states
New Straits Times: Testing for asymptomatic Covid-19 patients ongoing

- Asia Media Centre