CHINA China's Henan reports 5 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases

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China's Henan reports 5 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases

Xinhua

17:08, August 15, 2021

ZHENGZHOU, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) - Central China's Henan Province reported five new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight new asymptomatic carriers on Saturday, the provincial health commission said Sunday.

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid test in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, Aug. 2, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

The new confirmed cases were all reported in the city of Shangqiu, and six of the eight new asymptomatic infections were also registered in the city.

Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, reported one asymptomatic carrier during its third round of massive nucleic acid testing, and the city started a new round of testing to include all residents at 9 a.m. Sunday.

It also announced the postponement of students returning to school for the new semester, previously scheduled for late August, while epidemic control measures such as online learning will be adopted.

Meanwhile, one imported asymptomatic carrier was logged Saturday.

By the end of Saturday, the province had 160 locally transmitted confirmed cases and seven local asymptomatic cases of the novel coronavirus since the latest resurgence began on July 31.

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