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China has reported 26 new COVID-19 cases; Myanmar link seen in Yunnan



Shanghai (Reuters)-China’s national health department said on Saturday that on April 2, 26 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in mainland China, an increase from the 9 cases a day earlier. Officials in the southwestern region of the country said local The outbreak is related to Myanmar.

The National Health Commission said that seven of the cases were localized infections in Yunnan Province, and a cluster of COVID-19 emerged in Ruili City, which borders Myanmar.

The official media quoted a news briefing as saying that genetic analysis of Ruili cases showed that they were imported from Myanmar and had nothing to do with other local outbreaks in China recently.

Ruili is an important transit point in Yunnan Province. Last year, as people searched for a safe haven from the pandemic, and people were crossing the border without authorization, Ruili has been having difficulty monitoring its 4,000-kilometer (2,500-mile) border with Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Illegal immigrant.

The city has implemented home quarantine, export restrictions and large-scale testing. State media reported that as of Saturday, it had identified 3,650 close contacts and secondary contacts in the case.

The National Health Commission said another 1

9 new infections were imported from mainland China.

The number of new asymptomatic cases that China did not classify as confirmed cases has increased from 20 to 24.

There are currently 90,252 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in mainland China, and the death toll is 4,636.

(Reporting by Andrew Galbraith; Editing by William Mallard)


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