Shanghai reports 3 new imported COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-09 10:40:16|Editor: huaxia

SHANGHAI, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai reported three new imported COVID-19 cases and no increase in domestically transmitted cases on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday.

One of the imported cases was a Chinese student studying in UK while the other two were a father studying in the United States and his son who went to a local kindergarten.

The student who departed from UK on July 4 and arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport via Singapore on July 6, showed symptoms during the isolated observation period and was confirmed as a COVID-19 patient.

The father and son left the United States on July 5 and arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport via Japan on July 7, and were later diagnosed as confirmed cases after showing symptoms during the isolated observation.

All the three patients have been receiving treatment in a designated hospital. Their 70 close contacts on the flights have been put under quarantine.

As of Wednesday, Shanghai had reported a total of 379 confirmed imported cases and 342 locally transmitted cases. Enditem