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Coronavirus in China: 18 new cases reported, 9 in Beijing

Local authorities are restricting movement of people in the capital and stepping up other measures to prevent the virus from spreading following a series of local infections

twitter-logoReuters | June 22, 2020 | Updated 10:13 IST
Coronavirus in China: 18 new cases reported, 9 in Beijing

China reported 18 new coronavirus cases for June 21, 9 of which were in the capital Beijing, the National Health Commission said on Monday.

This compared with 26 confirmed cases a day earlier, 22 of which were in Beijing. Local authorities are restricting movement of people in the capital and stepping up other measures to prevent the virus from spreading following a series of local infections.

Another seven asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, those who are infected but show no symptoms, were reported as of June 21 compared with six a day earlier. China does not count these patients as confirmed cases.

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