Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the difference in Southeast Asian governments' approaches to COVID-19 could be seen in countermeasures policies implemented by these countries. Specifically looking at five countries; Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines, this article looks at policies adopted by these four Southeast Asian countries in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and public opinion on such measures. While it is important to note that there has been no regional management of the pandemic—as each country has adapted the different measures to its particular circumstances—some public policies are common to all.