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China's Nanjing reports 6 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 15:28, July 31, 2021

Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, reported six new locally transmitted confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, after it launched a third round of citywide nucleic acid testing on Wednesday, local authorities said Saturday.

Also on Saturday, the city classified two areas as medium-risk for COVID-19 in Jiangning District and Yuhuatai District.

At the press conference, Nanjing authorities also announced a ten-day overall disinfection plan for Nanjing Lukou International Airport where nine airport cleaners were first found positive for the virus during a routine testing on July 20.

Meanwhile, the city is drafting a disinfection plan for the residence of airport staff.

Additionally, Nanjing has also closed all tourist sites in the city since Saturday, said Nanjing bureau of culture and tourism.

Nanjing with a population of more than 9.3 million had reported 190 confirmed cases by Friday, since a resurgence of cluster infections emerged on July 20, according to a press conference held on Friday.

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