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Shanghai reports 7 new imported COVID-19 cases

01 Oct 2020, 14:44 GMT+10

SHANGHAI, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai reported seven imported COVID-19 cases and no domestically transmitted cases on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday.

All the seven confirmed cases are Chinese nationals. Six of them departed from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Guinea, and Ethiopia, where they were working. One was a tourist who had been stranded in Canada due to the pandemic and arrived in Shanghai on Monday, the commission said.

They have been sent to designated medical institutions for treatment.

A total of 202 close contacts of the seven cases on the same flights have been put under quarantine.

As of Wednesday, the city had reported a total of 664 imported confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 612 have been discharged from hospitals after recovery and 52 remain admitted.

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