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Asean sees 24,344 new Covid cases


The number of Covid-19 cases across Southeast Asia went past 4.41 million, with 24,344 new cases reported on Wednesday, higher than Tuesday’s tally of 23,120, while new deaths were 476, increasing from Tuesday’s 415 and taking total Covid-19 deaths in Asean to 85,983 so far.

Singapore reported 24 new cases on Wednesday, driving the cumulative cases in the city-state to 62,339. Of these, 61,931 people have been cured and discharged.

The country’s 24 private clinics have been allowed by the Public Health Ministry to provide Sinovac as an alternative vaccine. People who choose Sinovac will need to pay a medical fee ranging in equivalent from THB230-535 depending on each clinic’s rate, while the vaccine cost has been covered.

Laos reported eight new cases on Wednesday, taking the cumulative cases in the neighbouring country to 2,033 patients. So far 1,910 people have recovered and been discharged.

The Department of Health announced that expatriates residing in Laos can apply to get inoculated free of charge, but they cannot choose the brand of the vaccine.

Published : June 17, 2021

By : THE NATION