Official urges strengthened epidemic control measures at borders

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BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) — A Chinese health official on Friday called for continuous efforts to strengthen COVID-19 containment measures at border posts to minimize the risk of imported transmissions.

The daily increase of COVID-19 cases has remained in single digits on the Chinese mainland over the past 10 days, and 81.4 percent of new cases were imported from overseas, said Hu Qiangqiang, a spokesperson with the National Health Commission (NHC), at a press conference.

The pressure to prevent imported infections remained intense, Hu noted.

The NHC said on Friday that it received reports of four new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland on Thursday, and all of them were imported.

By the end of Thursday, a total of 1,962 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 1,891 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 71 remained hospitalized. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported. Enditem

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