One new asymptomatic carrier was detected in Guangzhou yesterday (June 28), of a Chinese student who flew in from Britain on June 26 and was put under quarantine upon entry.
Twelve newly confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland yesterday, including seven domestically transmitted, all in Beijing, and five imported ones, the National Health Commission said.
Medical staff members take throat swab samples from people at a newly-adopted mobile testing vehicle in Xicheng district of Beijing, capital of China, June 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)
The first COVID-19 patient since the new Beijing cluster infections detected in Xinfadi wholesale market on June 11 has recovered and been discharged from Beijing Ditan Hospital today (June 29).
The COVID-19 risk level in Jinrongjie (Financial Street) sub-district in Beijing's Xicheng district and Taipingqiao sub-district in Fengtai district were downgraded from medium to low on June 28.
Global COVID-19 infections hit 10 million
Confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 10 million globally with over 500,000 fatalities, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
The top five countries with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India and the UK.
India on Monday reported 19,459 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, bringing its nationwide cases tally to 548,318. The country has recorded over 10,000 cases daily for the past consecutive 18 days.
The English Midlands city of Leicester could face a local lockdown due to a rise in coronavirus cases, the UK's Home Secretary Priti Patel said yesterday.
Japan will not declare another state of emergency, the minister in charge of the coronavirus response said yesterday, despite more than 100 new coronavirus cases being reported. Among the worst-hit areas was Tokyo, with 60 new cases.
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said yesterday that tourism businesses in Singapore will be permitted to resume operations at stages from July 1, beginning with 13 attractions.
Sources: Xinhua, China Daily, CGTN