China sees spike in Covid cases after nearly 6 weeks

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Beijing: After a brief gap, China reported the highest number of new daily coronavirus cases in nearly six weeks.

Of the 108 new cases on Sunday, 98 werecoro imported – triggering fears that infected travellers could cause a second wave of the virus.

The wave of virus is suspected to be driven by a rise in infected travellers arriving from overseas and underscoring challenges Beijing faces in preventing a second wave of COVID-19.

The Chinese city of Wuhan – the epicentre of the virus – only earlier last week reopened after 11 weeks in lockdown.

The total number of confirmed cases in mainland China now stands at 82,160, while the death toll rose by two to 3,341.

 

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