Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Asia — March 16, 2020

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Reuters: China sees fewer coronavirus cases, wary of international travelers

BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China reported an overall drop in new coronavirus infections on Sunday, but major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai continued to wrestle with cases involving infected travelers arriving from abroad.

Mainland China had 16 new confirmed cases on Sunday, the National Health Commission said on Monday, down from 20 a day earlier. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in China so far to 80,860.

Of the new figures, 12 were imported infections, exceeding locally transmitted cases for the third day.

Beijing accounted for four of the cases, Guangdong province four, Shanghai two, Yunnan province one and Gansu province one. That brings the total number of imported cases to 123 so far.


Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Asia — March 16, 2020

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