Singapore’s health authorities have just announced that the country’s vaccination rate by the end of the week has reached 81% and is currently one of the countries with the highest vaccination rate in the world. However, the number of daily new cases in the “lion island nation” has tended to increase steadily since the end of August, with the appearance of the Delta variant. On September 13 alone, Singapore recorded more than 600 new cases, which is six times higher than the number of the previous three weeks. According to Singaporean health officials, the recent round of vaccination has helped the country significantly reduce the number of patients with Covid-19 who progressed to severe disease.
In neighboring Malaysia, as of earlier this week, 53% of the population had received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, but the country has now recorded about 20,000 new cases a day in the past few weeks. On September 11 alone, the death toll from Covid-19 reached nearly 600. In the face of complicated disease developments, Malaysian health officials urged Malaysians to continue to wear masks and avoid going to areas. crowded areas even after the full dose of vaccine has been given. Some areas of Malaysia are seeing a spike in new cases of Covid-19 despite vaccination rates in these places reaching over 80%.