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Wuhan traces contacts of COVID-19 cases reported in Shijiazhuang

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By Global Times Published: Jan 11, 2021 04:36 PM

Wuhan, the capital city of Central China's Hubei Province, is aggressively tracing local people who may have had close contact with two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Shijiazhuang, the latest city hit hard by the coronavirus in North China's Hebei Province, said Wuhan's health authority.

The two patients had recently been to Wuhan, explained the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on its website on Monday.

One of the two patients is said to be a 32-year-old man who had been to local street-side breakfast stores, a commercial building and several wholesale markets during his short stay in Wuhan between 7 am and 4 pm on January 4, showed his travel history released on the website of Hebei's health commission on Monday.

Wuhan has traced the drivers of the two taxies the patient took in Wuhan, and is seeking more people across the city with possible contacts with him, including other passengers of the two involved taxies.

The other patient, a 22-year-old student at a Wuhan university, left Wuhan for Shijiazhuang by train on December 25. Wuhan is tracing those who had close contact with him in the city before he left.

The two patients were among the 82 new local cases reported in Hebei on Sunday. Six other provinces were reported to have dispatched medical teams to aid Hebei, where the number of new local COVID-19 cases continues to rise since the latest virus outbreak occurred earlier this month.

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