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COVID-19 Recovery Index

COVID Recovery Index: Delta strain and late jabs hold ASEAN back

Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand occupy last four spots

A worker wearing personal protective equipment sprays a street in Hanoi with disinfectant as Vietnam struggles to contain COVID-19.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Southeast Asian countries attempting to escape the COVID-19 quagmire are struggling to overcome the fast-spreading delta variant and late vaccinations that left them more exposed, Nikkei's updated COVID-19 Recovery Index shows.

Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand occupy the last four spots on the latest list, with Malaysia seventh from the bottom.

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