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COVID-19 Recovery Index

Asia rises in COVID Recovery Index as omicron variant fogs outlook

Region's overall cases fall, bucking global trend; South Korea, Vietnam struggle

Sanitizing a Mumbai movie theater: India has risen in the COVID-19 Recovery Index as its cases decline, but its low vaccination rate raises concerns in connection with omicron.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Most Asian economies moved up in the latest edition of the Nikkei COVID-19 Recovery Index thanks to declining infection numbers. The emergence of the omicron variant of the virus, however, has thrown the outlook into doubt.

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