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Laos Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions as Infections Reach New Peak
September 22, 2021

Laos Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions as Infections Reach New Peak

By Sebastian Strangio
Like many of its neighbors, the nation has struggled to contain recent outbreaks of the Delta variant of COVID-19.

Vietnam Signs Cuban COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Deal
September 21, 2021

Vietnam Signs Cuban COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Deal

By Sebastian Strangio
The deal will see Vietnam purchase 10 million doses of the communist state's homegrown Abdala vaccine.
In Southeast Asia, Privatized Vaccination Schemes Gain Traction
September 20, 2021

In Southeast Asia, Privatized Vaccination Schemes Gain Traction

By Simon Tran Hudes and Estey Chen
Governments struggling with under-capacity have turned to the private sector for assistance in distributing vaccines.

The Forgotten Vaccine: Russia’s Sputnik V in Thailand and Southeast Asia
September 17, 2021

The Forgotten Vaccine: Russia’s Sputnik V in Thailand and Southeast Asia

By Tita Sanglee
Despite all the hype and promises, Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has made few inroads in Southeast Asia.

What Explains Cambodia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Success?
September 08, 2021

What Explains Cambodia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Success?

By Sebastian Strangio
The country is outpacing most of its Southeast Asian neighbors – and many of the world's wealthiest nations.

Vietnam Calls in Army, Introduces Strict Lockdowns in COVID-19 Epicenter
August 23, 2021

Vietnam Calls in Army, Introduces Strict Lockdowns in COVID-19 Epicenter

By Sebastian Strangio
Last year's successful containment efforts are proving less effective against the Delta variant of COVID-19.

Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross
August 19, 2021

Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent weeks, the region has seen more than twice as many deaths from the coronavirus than North America.
How Australia’s COVID Policy Backfired
August 17, 2021

How Australia’s COVID Policy Backfired

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia’s initial successes against the virus may have rendered it complacent, impacting its vaccination campaign.

South Korea’s Ambition to Become a Global Vaccine Hub
August 13, 2021

South Korea’s Ambition to Become a Global Vaccine Hub

By Troy Stangarone
The country is looking to ramp up vaccine production – for COVID-19 and beyond.

COVID-19 Breaches Last Southeast Asian Bastions
August 11, 2021

COVID-19 Breaches Last Southeast Asian Bastions

By Sebastian Strangio
Brunei breaks its 15-month coronavirus-free streak, while Timor-Leste reports the arrival of the contagious Delta variant.

In Vietnam, Civil Society Is Picking up the Slack Where Authorities Struggle
July 28, 2021

In Vietnam, Civil Society Is Picking up the Slack Where Authorities Struggle

By Luke Hunt
Ho Chi Minh City residents say self-help is key to surviving the pandemic.
Thailand to Join COVAX, Acknowledging Low Vaccine Supply
July 22, 2021

Thailand to Join COVAX, Acknowledging Low Vaccine Supply

By Chalida Ekvittayavechnukul
The country's slow vaccine rollout has heaped pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's government.

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