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COVID-19 Recovery Index

'Living with COVID' Cambodia jumps to 2nd in Nikkei Recovery Index

Omicron-hit Philippines down 45 places as ASEAN members diverge

A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in Phnom Penh last August. Cambodia's inoculation campaign has progressed rapidly.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Cambodia vaulted to second place in the latest edition of Nikkei's COVID-19 Recovery Index, from 22nd in December, after the Southeast Asian nation declared it would start to live with coronavirus about three months ago. 

The Philippines, on the other hand, slipped 45 places to 104th after the omicron variant drove an explosion in cases, though its outlook may be brightening as infections drop.

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