China reported seven new coronavirus infections on the mainland on May 12, versus one a day earlier, the national health authority said on May 13, with six local cases in northeastern Jilin province and one imported case in Shanghai.
People wearing face masks walk inside a subway station during morning rush hour, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China May 11, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)
Jilin has emerged as the source of a potential new wave of
infections, with its city of Shulan forced to adjust the risk level to
"high" from "medium" at the weekend.
Five of the six new infections could be
traced directly to one confirmed case in Shulan, the local health commission
said on May 13.
All six were identified in the
province's second largest city, also called Jilin, which will now temporarily
suspend departing or transiting train services for passengers.
China also confirmed eight new asymptomatic
coronavirus cases on May 12, down from 15 the day before.
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