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Jiangsu sees 30 new locally transmitted confirmed cases

By CANG WEI in Nanjing | | Updated: 2021-08-01 13:20
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A medical worker registers information of residents at a nucleic acid testing spot in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province, July 29, 2021. Nanjing, a mega-city with a population of more than 9.3 million in eastern China, launched the third round of all-inclusive nucleic acid testing campaign on Wednesday, according to the municipal COVID-19 prevention and control headquarters. The citywide testing covers all residents, including those who are paying a short visit to the city. [Photo/Xinhua]

East China's Jiangsu province reported 30 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the provincial health commission said on Sunday morning.

Nanjing, the provincial capital, recorded 14 locally transmitted confirmed cases, while Yangzhou saw 12 and Huai'an 4 on Saturday.

Since July 20, Nanjing has reported 204 locally transmitted confirmed cases, including seven serious condition.

Yangzhou, which has a population of more than 4.5 million, has taken strict measures to contain the virus.

It has shut down all buses, taxis, vehicles used by ride-hailing services and long-haul bus services out of the city since Saturday. The passenger flights at the Yangzhou-Taizhou International Airport have also been suspended.

The city has launched the second round of citywide nucleic acid testing since Sunday.

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