Asean as a whole has reported more than 16 million COVID-19 cases. Of this, more than 840,000 are active cases as of January 22.
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 219 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.
Here we provide updated information on cases in ASEAN, comprising new cases, total cases, new deaths and total deaths.
18 new COVID-19 cases reported
Administrering of 3rd booster dose against COVID-19 in Cambodia finally takes off along with 4th dose
The 3rd booster dose has now been administered to 5,073,265 people, including 2,587,619 females while the fourth dose which started on January 14 has seen a total of 204,730 getting it as of January 20.
To date, since vaccination first started on February 10, 2021, a total of 14,326,513 people have received their first dose of the vaccine while 13,728,089 have received their second dose to complete their two course vaccine programme.
Omicron patients now allowed home treatment
Patients with Omicron COVID-19 variant are now allowed to receive care and treatment service at home.
This was announced this evening by Prime Minister Hun Sen in a special voice message.
Even though Omicron is known to be the fastest-spreading variant of concern identified by the World Health Organization, it is not as dangerous as Delta and Alpha, explained the Premier.
For foreigners infected with Omicron, he said, it depends on them, they can choose to be treated at hotel or embassy or at their selected places. They are not required to be admitted to the hospital anymore.
Hun Sen added that Cambodian nationals, both inside the country and from abroad, are authorised for home treatment, while the formalities and procedures are the same as in the case of Delta and Alpha.
For patients being hospitalised, regardless of their nationality, they can be transferred home for care and treatment if they wish to do so, he continued.
This new order comes into force with immediate effect, the Prime Minister stressed. underlined.
Cambodia has so far registered 503 Omicron variant infected patients. Of these, 152 are community infections.
The first case of Omicron was reported on December 14, 2021
More than 245,000 Cambodians get fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine, take up of third dose also rises
Latest official COVID-19 data
Jakarta braces for impending ‘battle’ with Omicron A woman receives a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Jakarta on Jan. 12, 2022. (AFP/Adek Berry) Share Nina A. Loasana (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Jakarta ● Tue, January 18, 2022 Jakartans are being called upon to be more vigilant and consider once again the possibility of working from home, after authorities flagged the city as the “first battleground” in the fight against the Omicron COVID-19 strain, amid worrying predictions of a third infection wave in the coming weeks.
This article was published in thejakartapost.com with the title “Jakarta braces for impending ‘battle’ with Omicron”.
Lao factory producing Molacovir for treatment of Covid patients
State Enterprise Pharmaceutical Factory No. 3 in Vientiane is manufacturing a revolutionary new drug named Molacovir for use in the early stages of Covid-19.
The drug is administered orally and under Lao copyright is known as Molacovir.
The new drug formula was first used in the treatment of influenza and was developed by scientists at Emory University in the United States.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved molnupiravir for use in the early treatment of Covid-19 patients, raising confidence in the future reduction of the high mortality rate from the virus