The issue of COVID-19 testing seems to be on everyone’s radar. This set of charts tracks two types of statistics that tell a much more contextualised story – the total number of tests done as reported by the governments of 11 Southeast Asian countries, as well the number of tests in proportion to their population sizes. Updated every week. Data visualisation by Yvonne T Chua.
Check out these eight charts that track the changes in people’s movements in nine Southeast Asian countries amid tCOVID-19. These changes are seen in travel to work, retail and recreation through March and April. while travel to/around residences shot up. As lockdowns ease, more movements in recent weeks are showing up in the data from Google and Apple. Data visualisation by Yvonne T Chua.
As of 30 March, the three ASEAN countries that have the highest level of stringency are: Vietnam (100), Laos (95.24), the Philippines (90.48). When, and which restrictions the region’s governments took, are captured in this infographic that draws out data from the Stringency Index of the Government Response Tracker of Oxford University, UK.
Click to check out our poster listing how COVID-19 testing is done in Southeast Asia. Almost all, from published information, provide free testing, with different conditions and policies across the region.