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North Korea announced on Friday that all fever patients had recovered, according to state media KCNA.
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*The Macau government said it will resume ferry services to and from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Aug. 8 as authorities seek to ease tough COVID-19 restrictions at the world’s largest gambling hub.
* Mainland China reported 539 coronavirus cases on August 4, of which 222 had symptoms and 317 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said.
Australia’s Health Minister Mark Butler said on Thursday that the winter outbreak of COVID-19 fueled by Omicron’s new subvariant BA.4/5 may have peaked early.
Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine linked to deaths in South Africa, health officials report
* The European Medicines Agency recommends Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine be warned of the potential for two types of heart inflammation.
US President Joe Biden will remain in isolation until he tests negative for COVID-19, White House spokesman Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday.
Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week’s US Open tune-up event in Canada because he cannot enter the country without a full COVID-19 vaccine, tournament organizers said, giving Andy Murray four tickets. You passed one of the wildcards.
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South African health officials Thursday reported a causal link between an individual’s death and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, the first such direct link confirmed in the country.
* A subspecies of Omicron may be more efficient at transmitting children through the nose than previous versions of the coronavirus, a small study suggests.
BA.5 OMICRON variants are associated with increased risk of reinfection and potentially severe consequences compared to other variants
* The central bank of Australia said on Friday that inflation had reached a 30-year high, calling for further interest rate hikes, which would sharply slow growth and keep the economy ‘stable’. warned that it would be difficult.
* The Reserve Bank of India’s main policy repo rate was raised by 50 basis points on Friday.
Indonesia’s economic growth accelerated in the April-June quarter amid an export boom driven by rising commodity prices, but monetary tightening, rising inflation and risks of a global recession remain in sight, official data said on Friday. are threatening
* Japanese households increased their spending in June for the first time in four months. This was as demand for travel services increased, a positive sign for the broader recovery outlook.