COVID-19: How other Southeast Asian countries are faring

Singapore has approved the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, and is to receive the first shipments of the shots by the end of December, their prime minister said.

Indonesia received 1.2 million doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine, with another 1.8 million set to arrive next month.

Malaysia announced last month it has agreed to buy 12.8 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. One million doses will be delivered in the first quarter of 2021, with 1.7, 5.8, and 4.3 million doses to follow in subsequent quarters.

Thailand also signed a purchase agreement for AstraZeneca’s potential COVID-19 vaccine. Thailand’s cabinet approved a budget of 198 million dollars for the purchase of 26 million doses for the immunization of 13 million people.

Vietnam recently started its trial of a locally-developed COVID-19 vaccine, according to local media. The country has kept its coronavirus tally to just above 1,400 cases and gone over two months without community transmission.

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