20 imported confirmed cases in China, mainly from Italy

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/3/5 11:02:59

Tourists wearing masks are seen in Venice, Italy, on February 23, 2020. Photo: Xinhua

East China's Zhejiang reported two new confirmed imported cases of COVID19 from Italy, bringing the total number of imported confirmed cases to 20 nationwide, the national health authority said on Thursday.

The two were a woman and her 16-year-old daughter, who have been living in Italy. The two had multiple transits on the way from Turin to Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. 

On February 28, they left Turin on flight AF1503, transited through Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on flight CZ348, arrived in Guangzhou on February 29 morning, and then transferred to flight CZ3803 to Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport.

Their family members drove them back to Deqing county in Zhejiang Province on February 29 afternoon, and they stayed at home for isolation upon arrival. 

The daughter and mother had a nucleic acid test and came back positive on Wednesday, and are now under medical quarantine. 

The previous eight confirmed imported cases from Italy were reported by Zhejiang's Qingtian county, which is home to over 330,000 overseas Chinese, of whom about 100,000 live in Italy.

Since China's first overseas imported confirmed case was reported in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on February 26, regions including Zhejiang Province, Shanghai municipality, South China's Guangdong Province and Beijing have found more confirmed imported cases.

A total of 6,728 symptomatic passengers entered the country, of whom 779 were suspected cases and 75 tested positive for coronavirus, the General Administration of Customs revealed on Wednesday.

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