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COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Outs in ASEAN & Asia – Live Updates by Country
(This article will be updated continuously. It was originally published on January 28, 2020. It was last updated on April 5, 2021)
Details of COVID-19 availability in all ten ASEAN countries and another 30 Asian nations.
Due to the developing situation in China and Asia concerning the Coronavirus, we will be operating this article as a running live update service to keep businesses involved in ASEAN and Asia updated with the latest relevant regional news.
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ASEAN coronavirus updates (Live updates by country)
Brunei has joined the global Covax scheme and is expecting to have the COVID-19 vaccine in Q1 2021, having sourced enough supplies to cover 50% of the population. Discussions are on-going with other suppliers.
Brunei reported one new case on April 3, taking the total to 214 cases amid three deaths.
As of March 31, Brunei has 213 cases amid three deaths.
Brunei saw one new case on March 21, bringing the total to 206 amid three deaths.
Cambodia is expected to import vaccines from both China and Russia. China’s vaccines are still undergoing clinical trials while Russia has already commenced production. Australia has offered financial support to aid vaccine coverage in several southeast Asia countries including Cambodia.
Cambodia reported 63 new cases and two deaths on April 5, taking the totals to 2,752 cases and 21 deaths.
Cambodia reported 44 new cases on April 4, taking the total to 2,689 cases amid 19 deaths.
Cambodia reported 99 new cases and three deaths on April 3, taking the tallies to 2,645 cases and 19 deaths.
Indonesia has commenced vaccinations with just over nine million doses being given to front line workers from last month. China’s Sinovac is in discussions with Indonesia to provide supplies, however, the Government faces difficulties with a large population of 268 million and price sensitivity at Sinovac’s estimated costs at 200,000 rupiah (US$20) a dose. Indonesia’s Health Ministry’s Disease Control and Prevention Director-General Achmad Yurianto said that vaccinations would only be provided to citizens aged 18-59. The vaccine has also been required to pass halal certification prior to use and it is uncertain how the country can source enough vaccines to reach a sizeable part of its population. Australia has stated it will also provide financial support to solve these issues.
Indonesia reported 3,712 new cases and 146 deaths on April 5, taking the totals to 1,537,967 cases and 41,815 deaths.
Indonesia reported 6,731 new cases and 427 deaths on April 4, bringing the tallies to 1,534,255 cases and 41,669 deaths.
Indonesia recorded 4,345 new cases and 91 deaths on April 3, taking the totals to 1,527,524 cases and 41,242 deaths.
Malaysia is to provide vaccines free of charge to its nationals, but foreigners will need to pay for the treatment, according to the Malaysian Minister of Health, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who has signed a deal with Pfizer for 12.8 million doses. These will be administered in two stages of 6.4 million people each, with the program to commence in Q1 2021. The country aims to inoculate between 80-100% of its citizens.
Malaysia reported 1,070 new cases and seven deaths on April 5, bringing the totals to 352,029 cases and 1,295 deaths.
Malaysia recorded 1,349 new cases and two deaths on April 4, taking the tallies to 350,959 cases and 1,288 deaths.
Malaysia reported 1,638 new cases and three deaths on April 3, bringing the totals to 349,610 cases and 1,286 deaths.