Photos: Covid-19 cases in Asia exceed 10 million

Asia now accounts for about one-fourth or 10 million of the global coronavirus caseload of 43 million, a Reuters tally on October 24 based on official reporting by countries reveals. Within the region the virus is in various stages --registering its first recession in India and Bangladesh, tightly managed like in China or Australia or entrenched in Japan. Behind only Latin America in terms of its caseload and despite cases spiking in some countries, the region overall has reported an improvement in its handling of the pandemic in recent weeks, with daily additions slowing in contrast to the resurgence being experienced in Europe and North America.

Updated On Oct 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST
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Paramilitary police officers stand in formation outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on October 23. Asia crossed 10 million infections of the coronavirus on October 24, accounting now for the second-heaviest regional toll in the world, according to a Reuters tally based on official reporting of cases by countries. (Noel Celis / AFP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST

Paramilitary police officers stand in formation outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on October 23. Asia crossed 10 million infections of the coronavirus on October 24, accounting now for the second-heaviest regional toll in the world, according to a Reuters tally based on official reporting of cases by countries. (Noel Celis / AFP)

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A vendor wearing a protective mask wheels a bicycle past stalls at the Bhadra Fort market in Ahmedabad, India on October 22. Within the region, South Asia led by India is the worst affected, with nearly 21% of the reported global coronavirus cases and 12% of deaths. (Sumit Dayal / Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST

A vendor wearing a protective mask wheels a bicycle past stalls at the Bhadra Fort market in Ahmedabad, India on October 22. Within the region, South Asia led by India is the worst affected, with nearly 21% of the reported global coronavirus cases and 12% of deaths. (Sumit Dayal / Bloomberg)

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A woman with her daughter in a protective enclosure, wait to cross the road as they ride on an electric bike in Beijing, China on October 21. In contrast to South Asia, countries further east like China and New Zealand have crushed infections and others like Japan, have seen the coronavirus stubbornly entrenched if not accelerating. (Nicolas Asfouri / AFP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST

A woman with her daughter in a protective enclosure, wait to cross the road as they ride on an electric bike in Beijing, China on October 21. In contrast to South Asia, countries further east like China and New Zealand have crushed infections and others like Japan, have seen the coronavirus stubbornly entrenched if not accelerating. (Nicolas Asfouri / AFP)

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Health ministry workers screen a resident for Covid-19 in Bandar Utama, Malaysia on October 22. Behind only Latin America, Asia now accounts for about one-fourth of the global caseload from the virus. With over 163,000 deaths, the region accounts for some 14% of the global Covid-19 toll as of October 24. (Vincent Thian / AP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST

Health ministry workers screen a resident for Covid-19 in Bandar Utama, Malaysia on October 22. Behind only Latin America, Asia now accounts for about one-fourth of the global caseload from the virus. With over 163,000 deaths, the region accounts for some 14% of the global Covid-19 toll as of October 24. (Vincent Thian / AP)

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Spectators watch as horses compete during the China-Wuhan International Horse Racing Festival in Wuhan, China on October 24. Despite the Asian spikes, the region overall has reported improvement in handling the pandemic in recent weeks, with daily caseloads slowing even in India - a sharp contrast to the resurgence being seen in Europe and North America. (AFP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST

Spectators watch as horses compete during the China-Wuhan International Horse Racing Festival in Wuhan, China on October 24. Despite the Asian spikes, the region overall has reported improvement in handling the pandemic in recent weeks, with daily caseloads slowing even in India - a sharp contrast to the resurgence being seen in Europe and North America. (AFP)

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A cyclist rides along the near- empty Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, India on October 22. Worst-hit in Asia, India has reported over 7.8 million infections, behind only the United States’ tally of 8.5 million, and nearly 118,000 deaths, versus 224,128 in the United States. Unlike the recent US surge, however, India’s slowdown saw the lowest daily caseload in nearly three months on October 24. (Sumit Dayal / Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST

A cyclist rides along the near- empty Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, India on October 22. Worst-hit in Asia, India has reported over 7.8 million infections, behind only the United States’ tally of 8.5 million, and nearly 118,000 deaths, versus 224,128 in the United States. Unlike the recent US surge, however, India’s slowdown saw the lowest daily caseload in nearly three months on October 24. (Sumit Dayal / Bloomberg)

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Man is checked with a thermal scanner before entering the CGV cinema amid the coronavirus pandemic in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 21. In Southeast Asia, Indonesia surpassed the Philippines last week as the worst-hit nation with more than 380,000 infections. (Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST

Man is checked with a thermal scanner before entering the CGV cinema amid the coronavirus pandemic in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 21. In Southeast Asia, Indonesia surpassed the Philippines last week as the worst-hit nation with more than 380,000 infections. (Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana / REUTERS)

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A worker sprays disinfectant at a playground in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 24. Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies programme said on October 19 that Europe and North America should follow the example of Asian states in persevering with anti Covid-19 measures and quarantine restrictions for infected people. (Lim Huey Teng / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST

A worker sprays disinfectant at a playground in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 24. Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies programme said on October 19 that Europe and North America should follow the example of Asian states in persevering with anti Covid-19 measures and quarantine restrictions for infected people. (Lim Huey Teng / REUTERS)

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A woman walks past a poster encouraging people to get an influenza vaccine in Seoul, South Korea on October 23. The global death toll from Covid-19 could double to 2 million before a successful vaccine is widely used and could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic, Ryan said at a news conference. (Kim Hong-Ji / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST

A woman walks past a poster encouraging people to get an influenza vaccine in Seoul, South Korea on October 23. The global death toll from Covid-19 could double to 2 million before a successful vaccine is widely used and could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic, Ryan said at a news conference. (Kim Hong-Ji / REUTERS)

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