• Chinese mainland reports 165 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 104 locally transmitted

    7 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 104 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday. Of the new local cases, 52 were reported in Henan, 39 in Tianjin, eight in Guangdong, four in Shaanxi, and one in Zhejiang, the commission said. Also reported were 61 new imported cases in eight provincial-level regions, according to the commission. Six new suspected cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported in Shanghai, and no new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on the day, it added.
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  • City of Beijing reports first local Omicron case -state media

    7 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    The Chinese capital Beijing on Saturday reported its first locally transmitted infection of the highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant, according to state media, just weeks ahead of its staging of the Olympic Winter Games. State television reported on Saturday that the new infection had been identified as the Omicron strain. Lab testing found "mutations specific to the Omicron variant" in the person, Pang Xinghuo, an official at the city's disease control authority, told a news briefing. Officials have sealed up the infected person's residential compound and workplace, and...
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