BEIJING — China reported the very best variety of new day by day coronavirus cases in almost six weeks, pushed by a rise in contaminated vacationers arriving from abroad and underscoring challenges Beijing faces in stopping a second wave of COVID-19.
A complete of 108 new coronavirus cases had been reported Sunday, up from 99 a day earlier and marking the very best variety of cases since 143 cases had been reported on March 5.
The full variety of confirmed cases in mainland China now stands at 82,160, whereas the demise toll rose by two to 3,341.
The Nationwide Well being Fee stated Monday that 98 of the new cases had been imported involving individuals getting into China from one other nation, a new document and up from 97 a day earlier. The variety of asymptomatic cases fell to 61 from 63 a day earlier.
Although the variety of day by day infections has dropped sharply from the peak of the epidemic in February, China has seen the day by day toll creep increased after hitting a trough on March 12 because the virus unfold globally. Beijing is worried that contaminated individuals getting into the nation may set off a second wave and push the nation again right into a state of near-paralysis.
The northeast Heilongjiang province, which borders Russia, reported 56 new cases — 49 from Russia.
Chinese language cities near the border with Russia stated Sunday they might tighten border controls and quarantine measures on arrivals.
The border metropolis of Suifenhe and Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang, stated they might require all arrivals from overseas to endure 28 days of quarantine, in addition to nucleic acid and antibody checks.
Harbin can even lock down residential items the place confirmed and asymptomatic coronavirus cases are discovered for 14 days.