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Asean sees over 20,000 new Covid-19 cases

The number of Covid-19 cases in Southeast Asia crossed 4.04 million, with 20,360 new cases reported on Tuesday – lower than Monday’s tally of 25,642.

There were 307 new deaths, decreasing from Monday’s 374.

Covid-19 deaths in Asean now total 79,195.

Vietnam reported 251 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative cases in that country to 7,572 patients and a total of 48 deaths. So far, 3,043 people have been cured and discharged.

Vietnam’s deputy prime minister said the government would procure 150 million vaccine doses to fulfill the goal of inoculating 75 per cent of the population to achieve herd immunity by the end of the year. He also vowed to cooperate with the private sector and local administration organisations in distributing the vaccine throughout the country.

Laos reported 17 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative cases in the neighbouring country to 1,929 patients and three deaths. So far, 1,599 people have recovered and left hospital.

Laotian authorities announced that the country would soon receive more than 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine under the Covax programme from the World Health Organisation.

Published : June 02, 2021