China registered in the last 24 hours three new cases of coronavirus, two imported and one locally, a day after announcing that on Friday no one had been detected for the first time since the pandemic began in this Asian country, reported today the National Health Commission.
The two infected from abroad were confirmed in Shanghai (east) and Guangdong (south) and the new local contagion was registered in the northeast province of Jilin, on the border with Russia, where in the last few weeks more than thirty cases have been detected. related to Chinese nationals returning from the neighboring country.
In addition, three new suspected cases, all imported, have been detected in the Inner Mongolia region, and no new deaths have been reported across the country.
The Commission noted that three patients were discharged, a serious case was reduced and 280 close contacts of those infected have ceased to be under medical observation.
The total number of active cases remaining in China stands at 79, eight of them severe, among the 82,974 confirmed infected since the pandemic began.
The deceased continue to be 4,634 and the total number of patients discharged rises to 78,261.
Regarding the asymptomatic, 36 new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours, four of them imported, while 371 are kept under medical observation (28 from abroad).
In Hong Kong there are 32 active cases among the 1,065 detected in the British ex-colony, of which four affected have died, while in Taiwan there are 26 active cases out of a total of 441, with 7 deaths, recorded on the island since the beginning of the pandemic.
In both territories, no new cases have been registered for days.
Since May 11, the new daily confirmed cases in China have remained below the ten but until last Friday they had never reached zero.
The first day that China did not record any new cases coincided exactly with the start of the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress (ANP), postponed in March because of the virus, which will last until next Thursday.
Since last March, China has witnessed a considerable drop in the transmission of new cases of the virus locally, after drastic measures to prevent and limit movements helped control the pandemic in many parts of the country.
However, since then it has seen the new cases “imported” from abroad grow, the vast majority of them related to Chinese who return from other countries severely affected by the virus.
In recent weeks, northeast Chinese provinces bordering Russia, such as Jilin and Heilongliang, have witnessed a significant increase in the number of “imported” cases, which has led to the imposition of strict movement limitation measures in cities in those areas. .