According to the Department of Health, there were 35 severe cases per day on average in the past week, up nearly 50 per cent compared to previous weeks.
As SKYCovione gets ready to reach the local market, some critics worry that it may draw a lukewarm reaction due to doubts over side effects.
On Aug 11, Sanya had co-arranged for 2,156 tourists, stranded by the island's latest outbreak, to return home to Xi'an in Shaanxi province, and other parts of China.
During the medical surveillance period under the new rules, domestic helpers can work at their employers' residence and go out after obtaining a negative RAT result on that day.
Endorsing the nation’s antivirus measures to be a success, Kim Jong-un proclaimed the decision to lower its "maximum" emergency epidemic prevention system to normal.
The country added 151,792 new cases during the 24 hours of Aug 9, of which 615 were from overseas, the highest number since April 12.
The 35 people infected with this new virus in Shandong and Henan provinces had fever, with a few among them more seriously ill with pneumonia.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin stressed that the more important metric in monitoring Covid-19, now that the country has begun its transition out of a pandemic, is case severity.
The new infections included 262 imported cases and 3,783 local infections, reported the Centre for Health Protection.
Delhi recorded 1,372 new Covid-19 cases on August 7 but the city’s Chief Minister said that there was no need to panic as people were showing “normal fever-like symptoms”.