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Asean sees over 20,000 new Covid-19 cases


The number of Covid-19 cases in Southeast Asia crossed 4.21 million, with 20,286 new cases reported on Tuesday, lower than Monday’s tally of 22,206. New deaths were 404, increasing from Monday’s 382.

Covid-19 deaths in Asean now stand at 82,490.

Indonesia reported 6,294 new cases and 189 additional deaths, driving the cumulative cases in that country to 1,869,325 patients and 51,992 deaths, topping Asean charts in all categories.

Indonesian medical experts are concerned that the number of infections will increase rapidly after many people visited their hometowns to celebrate Ramadan.

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese government urged people to donate to its Covid-19 vaccine fund so more vaccines can be procured for its people. It aimed to secure 150 million doses within this year for 70 per cent of its population, which will require at least $1.1 billion (THB34.3 billion), while the current budget allotted for vaccine procurement is only $630 million.

The country’s Finance Ministry said that as of Tuesday more than 231,000 people and organisations have donated $321 million.

Published : June 09, 2021

By : THE NATION