BEIJING, March 24 (Xinhua) - Beijing reported four newly confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from other countries over the past 12 hours by Tuesday noon, according to the municipal health commission.
An inbound passenger fills in a health card at the Capital International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, March 18, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
Among the new cases, two are from Britain, one from the United States and one from Spain.
Beijing reported a total of 142 imported confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday noon. A total of 416 indigenously transmitted cases were reported in the city, of which 392 were discharged from hospitals after recovery.
As the number of imported COVID-19 cases keeps rising amid the global spread of the virus, the Beijing Center for Diseases Prevention and Control has suggested that overseas Chinese and students with symptoms of fever and coughing should turn to local medical facilities and avoid long-distance travel. Those who have returned via the port of Beijing should submit their health information, report their travel and illness history and be under closed-off management, according to the center.