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Asean reported over 53,000 Covid-19 cases on Friday


The number of Covid-19 cases crossed 12.16 million across Southeast Asia, with 53,421 new cases reported on Friday (October 1), lower than Thursday’s tally at 57,812. New deaths are at 818, decreasing from Thursday’s number of 836. Total Covid-19 deaths in Asean are now at 263,421.

Malaysia’s Ministry of Public Health on Friday approved the Coronavac or Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to be used in children aged 12-17 years, under the condition that recipients must have no chronic diseases or underlying health problems. The country reported 11,889 new cases and 192 deaths on Friday, bringing cumulative cases in the country to 2,257,584 patients and total 26,335 deaths.

 

 

Meanwhile, the Lao government has announced an extension of Covid-19 restrictive measures for a further two weeks, or until October 15, as cases continued to increase. The government said it is making every effort to lower the rate of infection and death in the country, and hopes to guide the people in transitioning their lives to the new normal during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published : October 02, 2021