China reports first local Covid case in a month

China reports first local Covid case in a month
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  • calendar-gray 18 March 2021

China has reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus case since 14 February, APA reports citing BBC.

The case was detected in a health worker in Xi'an city in northwestern Shaanxi province.

Despite it being the first locally transmitted case in more than a month, there have been frequent detections in people traveling from abroad.

The new local case was of someone working at a hospital, responsible for collecting samples of people in quarantine for Covid-19 testing, officials say.

China has been closed to most foreigners since last March because of the pandemic. The country has mostly managed to contain the virus since imposing a strict lockdown last year.

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