COVID-19 Response: IOM Regional Office for Asia Pacific Situation Report 18 – September 16, 2020


The rates of COVID-19 cases in the Asia-Pacific region continue to vary by country, with several countries experiencing new outbreaks after months of well-controlled cases. Daily case numbers in India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and the Philippines continue to increase, and cases in Japan, Malaysia, and Republic of Korea have risen after months of stability. Numbers of reported confirmed cases in Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan and Viet Nam remained stable or decreased in recent weeks.

Several countries are preparing for new spikes in cases in the coming months, aiming to balance efforts to reduce the spread of […]


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