CHINA China's Dalian classified as COVID-19 low-risk area

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China's Dalian classified as COVID-19 low-risk area

Xinhua

16:56, August 16, 2020

DALIAN, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) - The city of Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning Province has been classified as a COVID-19 low-risk area as the city reported no new locally transmitted confirmed cases for the last 10 days, local authorities said.

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By Saturday, the city has also seen no new confirmed cases in communities for 14 consecutive days, said Zhao Lian, deputy director of the municipal health commission, at a Sunday press conference.

The Dalianwan area, previously classified as a high-risk zone since a 58-year-old man working with a local seafood company tested positive for COVID-19 last month, and four other areas formerly classified as medium-risk have all been categorized as low-risk areas by Saturday.

Yi Qingtao, secretary-general of the Dalian municipal government, said medics have conducted a total of 7.33 million nucleic acid tests on local residents since the resurgence of COVID-19 weeks ago.

The city will promote the work resumption of industrial enterprises in an orderly manner and help the service sector to resume business, according to the municipal bureau of industry and information technology. 

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