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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded an additional 319 cases of the highly transmissible coronavirus Delta variant, its spokesperson, Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire (pic), reported Monday (Sept 20).
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Brunei Darussalam recorded 90 new Covid-19 cases, raising the confirmed cases tally to 5,047.
This might be due to the higher concentrations of the coronavirus in their saliva.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Saturday (Sept 18)
Cambodia mulls fourth dose of Covid-19 jabs; cases keep rising as another 648 infections are reported
Cambodia's Ministry of Health on Saturday September 18 reported 648 new Covid-19 cases, 160 of which were imported. The ministry also reported seven new deaths and 492 recoveries.
Bats dwelling in limestone caves in northern Laos were found to carry coronaviruses that share a key feature with SARS-CoV-2, moving scientists closer to pinpointing the cause of Covid-19.
Vietnam reported 10,489 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, including 10,482 locally transmitted and seven imported, according to the country's Ministry of Health.
Brunei govt urge public to get vaccinates as 3,835 Covid-19 cases reported since start of second wave
A total of 3,835 cases have been reported since the second wave began on August 6, of which 3,791 (98.9 per cent) were local transmissions, with 44 imported cases.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is in talks with the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as six drug companies to become a global hub for manufacturing vaccines, its health minister told Reuters.