China reports new confirmed coronavirus cases

Beijing: Mainland China reported on Tuesday a rise in new confirmed coronavirus cases, reversing four days of declines, due to an uptick in infections involving travellers arriving from overseas.

A couple wearing protective masks to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak walk on a re-opened commercial street in Wuhan.Credit:AP

Mainland China had 48 new cases on Monday, the National Health Commission said in a statement, up from 31 new infections a day earlier.

All of the 48 cases were imported, bringing the total number of imported cases in China to 771 as of Monday.

There was no reported new case of local infection on Monday, according to the National Health Commission.

Reuters

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