China reports 16 new COVID19 cases amid fears of second wave

Chinese experts are reassuring the Chinese people over concerns regarding a potential second wave of the COVID19 pandemic


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China reports 16 new COVID19 cases amid fears of second wave

China reported one new COVID19 case and 15 new asymptomatic COVID19 cases, a day after a fresh Coronavirus cluster emerged in the chinese city of Wuhan, where the Coronavirus emerged.

China's National Health Commission on Tuesday said one imported COVID19 case was reported in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Monday while no local COVID19 infections were reported.

Chinese experts are reassuring the Chinese people over concerns regarding a potential second wave of the COVID19 pandemic, after clustered infections of Coronavirus have re-appear in two regions, state-run Global Times reported on Tuesday.

The Chinese experts called such occasional cases as normal for the major infected country.

Despite the increasing number of new COVID19 cases, Chinese medical experts said that clustered infections in Shulan, Hubei Province, Jilin Province and and Wuhan are occasional and don't imply a second wave of pandemic.

After the clustered COVID19 infections emerged, Chinese officials from both Hubei and Jilin provinces are ramping up efforts to trace close contacts while adopting lockdown measures to containCOVID19 infection from spreading to wider regions, the report said.

Since Sunday, the Chinese city of Wuhan has reported a total of six new COVID19 cases, all of them are from the local community.

The ruling Chinese Communist party has sacked a COVID19 official on Monday for negligence.

Bordering North Korea Shulan city in Jilin province on Sunday imposed martial law after a sudden spike in COVID19 cases.

Shulan City reported 11 COVID19 cases on Saturday and another three on Sunday.

Also on Monday, 15 new asymptomatic COVID19 cases were reported in China taking the of COVID19 cases to 760, the NHC said.

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In Wuhan, 606 asymptomatic COVID19 cases were still under medical observation, the local health commission said on Tuesday.

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