China has granted approval to five COVID-19 antigen test kits made by local companies to be used for self-testing as a way to beef up early detection capabilities to cope with the more evasive and transmissible Omicron variant.
Fully vaccinated people in China can now choose to receive a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster in a process called sequential immunization.
Nearly two years after the COVID-19 outbreak, China has granted emergency approval for its first antibody combination therapy for COVID-19 treatment, adding a tool to the world's arsenal against the disease.
One COVID-19 case was reported in Guilin.
On November 26, the World Health Organization has officially designated a new strain of novel coronavirus as the Omicron variant and categorized it as a Variant of Concern.
A disease prevention and control expert says people should not panic when they receive packages from medium- and high-risk areas as long as they receive their parcels in the correct way.
The Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region said on Saturday that booster shots will be made available across the region for adults who have been fully vaccinated for at least six months.