Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Friday.

A health worker takes a swab sample from a student for COVID-19 test at a stadium of Qingdao University in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 13, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

A total of 24 confirmed cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported, the commission said in its daily report.
One new suspected COVID-19 case from outside the mainland was reported in Shanghai, but no new deaths related to the disease were reported, the commission said.