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Shanghai worker tests positive for virus

By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai | | Updated: 2020-11-09 19:13
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A local COVID-19 case was confirmed in Shanghai on Monday, according to the city's epidemic prevention and control agency's press conference. The last time a local infection case was reported in the city was on March 23.

The patient is a 51-year-old man living and working in Shanghai's Pudong district. He went to the fever clinic at Pudong District People's Hospital by electric bike on Sunday after showing symptoms of a fever, stuffy nose, and physical weakness.

The man became a confirmed case on Monday after expert consultation and was transferred to the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, the designated hospital to treat COVID-19 cases in the city.

The man, a resident of Pudong's Zhuqiao town, said he had worked as a cargo porter at Shanghai Pudong International Airport since April 8, and had never left Shanghai during the past months. He did not travel to medium- or high-risk regions of COVID-19 infection in past months.

Yingqian village in Zhuqiao town has become a medium-risk area for the virus' spread, according to an announcement.

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