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Malaysia imposes lockdown as new wave of COVID-19 infections hits

Archbishop Simon Poh of Kuching called on people to refrain from traveling for the “Gawai Dayak” celebrations

Pope prays for protection from pandemic at end of month-long prayer...

Pope Francis prayed that everyone, without exception, will soon be given the opportunity to protect themselves through vaccination

Southeast Asia’s coronavirus surge prompts shutdowns and alarm

A sharp rise in coronavirus cases from new variants in parts of Southeast Asia has prompted new restrictions

Despite risks, priests, nuns in India take care of people’s pastoral...

“Whatever be the risk, we must take care of the pastoral needs of the people," said a Catholic priest in India

Thai king approves US$16 billion borrowing bill for COVID-19 response

With the new borrowing and current financial support schemes, the government has 1.25 trillion baht (US$39.9 billion) to help the economy

Myanmar Catholics hold nightly prayers for country, end to pandemic

People displaced by an upsurge of fighting in Myanmar's Chin State this week voiced concerns over shelter and supplies

Cattle for raffle gets Thai town in moood for vaccines

From next month, one lucky vaccinated villager in Mae Chaem, Chiang Mai, will be randomly chosen every week to win a young cow

More Filipinos battling mental health issues during pandemic, says Health department

At least 3.6 million Filipinos are battling mental health issues in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, says the Health department

Thailand starts COVID-19 vaccinations for monks at risk

About 500 monks were inoculated in the capital, Bangkok, on Tuesday and Wednesday

Photos: Philippine church opens doors for COVID-19 vaccination program

The Philippine government has been ramping up its inoculation efforts, hoping to attain herd immunity from the coronavirus disease

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