On Wednesday morning, the Chinese mainland reported 101 new COVID-19 cases, including 98 domestically transmitted and three imported.
The National Health Commission’s daily briefing said among the new domestically transmitted cases, 89 were from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, eight in Liaoning and one in Beijing. Two imported cases were reported in Guangdong province as well as one in Shanghai.
New confirmed cases have been on the rise for five consecutive days in the PRC, with the most recent case count surpassing 100 cases for the first time in months.
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Health authorities in Xinjiang and Liaoning have been conducting mass nucleic acid testing in recent days in order to curb the spread of the disease.
In efforts to avoid a large-scale COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong, the special administrative region announced new stricter measures on Wednesday. Al Jazeera reported the measures include the following:
Mandatory mask wearing
Restaurants can only offer takeout
No gatherings of more than two people
Hong Kong reported 106 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, down from a record 145 cases recorded on Monday.
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