China says latest COVID-19 outbreak caused by imported cases

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM Print This Post

About 28 million people have been put under lockdown so far as a result and Ma said the latest outbreak had quickly spread widely due to activities such as wedding banquets or large group gatherings, and that it was difficult to control as community transmission had already occurred when cases were discovered.

People skate on a frozen lake which has been turned to an ice rink, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China January 16, 2021. (Reuters)

People skate on a frozen lake which has been turned to an ice rink, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China January 16, 2021. (Reuters)

Beijing will begin requiring travellers from abroad to undergo health monitoring for seven additional days following 21 days of medical observation, Xinhua reported on Saturday, quoting the authorities as saying, but did not provide detail on the health monitoring requirement. The city extended its quarantine period for inbound travellers to 21 days earlier this month.

Earlier, Xinhua warned in a commentary that government officials should not “cry wolf” and be too quick to declare that they are entering “wartime mode”,saying that it could increase unnecessary panic and affect normal production.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 88,118, while the death toll remains unchanged at 4,635.

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