According to NTD, the pandemic on Hainan Island continued to deteriorate as the number of positive cases of COVID-19 increased rapidly.
In addition to Sanya City, the cities of Danzhou, Wanning, and Quionghai have announced lockdowns. Sanya International Airport has suspended flights.
On Sunday, AuG. 7, Hainan provincial government announced that since the first infected cases were reported on Aug. 1, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Hainan province has increased rapidly and tends to increase day by day.
The government said that the source of COVID-19 infection is still unclear. As of 10 am on Aug. 7, Hainan announced 223 high-risk areas and 122 medium-risk areas.
According to a Reuters’s report on Aug. 8, Hainan recorded just two symptomatic COVID-19 cases last year. However, the province has reported more than 1,400 infected cases this month.
According to NTD, the Chinese Communist Party has always been accused of hiding unfavorable situations, so the outside world has questioned whether the actual COVID-19 situation in Hainan is much more serious than officially reported.
According to incomplete statistics from Health Times, the current round of the pandemic has spilled over to Chongqing, Guangdong, Guizhou, and Hunan provinces and cities. Ten cities and counties in Hainan Province have reported infected cases.