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Coronavirus: China aims to bar infected people from crossing borders – health official

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Coronavirus: China aims to bar infected people from crossing borders – health official

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Beijing/Shanghai China will focus on preventing those infected with coronavirus from crossing borders and work to strengthen international cooperation, a spokesman for the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Thursday.

The comments by Mi Feng at a news conference came after the number of new infections overseas exceeded those in China for the first time this week, with Italy and Iran emerging as new epicentres.

Some so-called imported cases have already been found, with the city of Shanghai on Thursday saying a coronavirus patient had arrived on Feb. 20 from Iran, having taken a flight via Moscow.

The patient, who was wearing a mask throughout the journey, then travelled to Zhongwei via the city of Lanzhou by train.

Shanghai officials said at a separate press conference that they would strengthen their monitoring of people travelling from countries with a large number of infection cases, and would work to prevent people from bringing the virus from overseas.

The market regulator also said it had suspended 11,000 vendors involved in illegal wildlife trade and dropped more than 750,000 items from online platforms related to such trade.

Edited By: Halima Sheji/Ijeoma Popoola



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