Warnings as Southeast Asia’s biggest economies ease COVID-19 curbs

Warnings as Southeast Asia’s biggest economies ease COVID-19 curbs

BANGKOK/JAKARTA, Sept 1 (Reuters) – As Indonesia and Thailand start to ease COVID-19 curbs after seeing case numbers fall, health experts say cases of new infections could rise again with vaccination rates still low. After containing the coronavirus better than much of the world last year, Southeast Asia has turned into a global epicentre in recent months with the arrival of the virulent Delta variant.