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Current COVID-19 outbreak in China controlled: health official

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 17:19, August 27, 2021

BEIJING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The latest COVID-19 outbreak in China has been controlled, a health official said Friday.

The number of locally-transmitted cases has been declining for 11 consecutive days across the country, Mi Feng, spokesperson for the National Health Commission, told a press conference in Beijing.

As of Thursday, the number of medium- and high-risk areas had dropped to 38, Mi said, calling for more efforts to prevent imported cases and plugging loopholes.

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