China reports fewer new coronavirus cases, with all of them arriving from overseas

Mainland China saw a drop in its daily tally of new coronavirus cases, reversing four straight days of gains, as the country’s capital Beijing ramped up measures to contain the number of infections arriving from abroad.

China had 39 new confirmed cases on Sunday, the country’s National Health Commission said, down from 46 a day earlier. All of them involved travelers arriving from abroad.

The city of Beijing expanded measures to contain imported infections, diverting all international flights arriving from Monday to other airports where passengers will undergo virus screening.

Beijing reported 10 new imported cases, the National Health Commission said on Monday, down from 13 a day earlier. Infections from abroad in the city hit an all-time high of 21 on March 18.

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