China’s Dalian reports nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases

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DALIAN, July 24 (Xinhua) — The city of Dalian in northeast China’s Liaoning Province reported nine domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 between 11 a.m. on Thursday and 3 p.m. on Friday.

The new confirmed cases are all close contacts of the first confirmed case reported in the city on Wednesday and are all employees at a local seafood processing company, according to Zhao Lian, deputy director of the city’s health commission.

As of 3 p.m. on Friday, the city had reported a total of 12 confirmed domestically transmitted cases.

The city has asked citizens to refrain from leaving the city. Those who have to leave are requested to carry certificates of nucleic acid tests showing negative results within seven days. Enditem

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