5 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai
The city reported five new imported coronavirus cases on Sunday, while one patient was discharged from hospital upon recovery, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Monday morning.
The first to third patients are Chinese and Palestinian working or living in Russia and Saudi Arabia. The first patient departed from Saudi Arabia on October 4 and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport via Russia on October 9 on the same flight with the second and third patients who both departed from Russia on October 8.
The fourth patient is a Chinese working in Chad who departed from the country on October 8 and arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 9 via France.
The fifth patient is an Albanian who departed from the country on October 9 and arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 10 via Austria.
All the new patients have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while 133 close contacts on the same planes have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.
So far, of all the 711 imported cases, 646 have been discharged upon recovery and 65 are still hospitalized.
Eight imported suspected cases are undergoing test.
No new locally transmitted or suspected cases were reported during the last 24 hours, according to the commission.
Of all the 342 local cases, 335 have been discharged upon recovery. There have been so far seven local fatalities.
No asymptomatic infection cases are undergoing medical observation now, the health commission said.