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World Imported coronavirus cases in China outpace local infections for fifth day

04:35  18 march  2020
04:35  18 march  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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China reported on Tuesday another rise in confirmed coronavirus cases as infections from abroad made it increasingly hard for authorities to reduce Of the new cases , 20 involved infected travelers arriving in China from abroad. In contrast, mainland China only had one case of locally transmitted

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a group of people standing in front of a crowd: People wearing protective face masks are seen on a crossroad following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in downtown Shanghai © Reuters/ALY SONG People wearing protective face masks are seen on a crossroad following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in downtown Shanghai

Imported coronavirus cases in China outnumbered cases of location transmission for the fifth straight day as infected travellers passed through major Chinese transportation hubs in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Mainland China had 13 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the country's National Health Commission said, down from 21 cases a day earlier. Of the new cases, 12 involved infected travellers arriving from abroad.

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The number of new coronavirus cases imported into mainland China from overseas surpassed the number of locally transmitted new infections for the first time Despite the uptick in imported cases in Shanghai, the city is gearing up to re-open all its public parks by March 20, Fang Yan, an official

In contrast to the current wave of imported cases, mainland China had only one case of locally transmitted infection on Tuesday, in Wuhan, capital of central Hubei province where the flu-like disease surfaced in humans late last year.

The capital Beijing accounted for three of the imported new cases, down from nine a day earlier. Shanghai had three new cases, unchanged from the day before.

Imported cases in southern Guangdong province rose to five from three, due to people arriving from Thailand, Britain and the Netherlands. One infection emerged in Sichuan in southwest China.

The overall number of imported cases of the virus in mainland China reached 155 as of Tuesday, up 12 from a day earlier.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China so far to 80,894, the health authority said in a statement on Wednesday.

The death toll from the outbreak in mainland China had reached 3,237 as of the end of Tuesday, up by 11 from the previous day.

In Hubei, the epicentre of the outbreak in China, there were 11 new deaths, with Wuhan accounting for 10 of the fatalities.

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