9 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai
The city reported nine new imported coronavirus cases on Thursday, while two patients were discharged from hospital upon recovery, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Friday morning.
The first patient is a Chinese visiting relatives in the UK who arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on October 12.
The second patient is a Chinese working in Bulgaria who arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 20.
The third to fifth patients are Chinese working in Ethiopia who arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 20 on the same flight.
The sixth patient is a Mexican who arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 21.
The seventh patient is a Serbian who arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 21.
The eighth and ninth patients are Chinese studying in Britain who arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 21 on the same flight.
All the new cases have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while 210 close contacts on the same planes with them have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.
So far, of all the 772 imported cases, 693 have been discharged upon recovery and 79 are still hospitalized.
Seven 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 local health commission said.