Mainland Chinese authorities reported 17 new coronavirus cases in the country today, including 10 broadcast locally.
The country’s National Health Commission (NHC) said so five of the new local broadcasts have been carried over to Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in central China was considered the zero base for the global pandemic.
Wuhan reported his first new case in more than a month yesterday, raising concerns that a second wave of cases could come. The city’s Dongxihu district has been rated at an average risk level since Sunday afternoon, while other areas of Wuhan remain low risk.
Worrying signs in the northeast: New blockade measures were announced for the city of Shulan in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin on the weekend after 11 coronavirus cases were reported yesterday.
A statement released by the Jilin Provincial Health Commission on Sunday said that Shulan is currently closed en bloc since Saturday, with public and recreational facilities closed and only takeaway services allowed for restaurants.
Gatherings are prohibited and only one member of each family can go out to collect daily needs. The statement did not say how long the blocking measures would last.
The epidemic risk level in Shulan has been changed to “high”, the highest level on a Chinese scale.
Total cases: The NHC said it had identified 82,918 Covid-19 patients. At this time, there are 780 asymptomatic patients under medical observation, 12 of which are new cases. A total of 78,144 coronavirus patients have recovered and discharged from hospitals. More than 4,600 died.