China reports one local coronavirus case after three days; imported cases near 600

China reports one local coronavirus case after three days; imported cases near 600China reports one local coronavirus case after three days; imported cases near 600

• None The Times of India News App for Latest World News • None Start Your Daily Mornings with Times of India Newspaper! Order Now BEIJING: China has reported one domestically transmitted coronavirus case after three days with 54 new imported infections on Thursday, prompting Beijing to temporarily cancel visas for foreigners and restrict flights to prevent the second wave of the deadly COVID-19 in the country, health officials said on Friday.The Chinese health authority said on Friday that it received reports of 55 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Thursday, of which 54 were imported.A new domestic case was reported in Zhejiang Province, the National Health Commission (NHC) said while epicentres Hubei and Wuhan continue to report zero cases.Also on Thursday, five deaths were reported all from Hubei province taking the overall death toll of coronavirus in the country to 3,292.The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 81,340 by the end of Thursday, including 3,292 people who died of the disease, 3,460 patients who were still undergoing treatment.The imported cases mostly of the Chinese nationals returning from abroad, especially the new virus epicentres like Italy and other EU countries, increased steadily in the last few days.On Thursday, 54 new imported cases were reported from different cities taking the total so far to 595.The NHC said 189 people were still suspected of being infected with the virus.By the end of Thursday, 453 confirmed cases, including four deaths, have been reported ...
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