China stepped up border control measures on Monday as the number of imported coronavirus cases soared to 951, while asymptomatic cases also increased, raising fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections, mainly from the Chinese, despite drastic ones Curbing efforts returned from abroad.
A health official in Beijing warned that the Chinese capital Beijing is likely to remain under the control of the coronavirus epidemic in the long term.
Mi Feng, a spokesman for the National Health Commission (NHC), told the media Monday that 951 imported cases were reported as of Sunday, as China had more of its nationals from various countries currently struggling with the spread of Covid-19 , transported from the air.
Mr. Mi said that the pressure that imported cases are exerting on China continues to increase, especially from neighboring countries.
His comments followed reports of 20 imported infections in Suifenhe, a Chinese port city – with 70,000 inhabitants on the border with China and Russia, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported on Monday.
At present, China has banned foreigners from entering the country and only allows overseas Chinese to return home.
China has reported 39 new coronavirus cases, including 38 imported ones, as the number of asymptomatic cases has increased, raising concerns about a second wave of COVID-19 infections.
The NHC said a new domestic case has been reported from Guangdong Province, which is an important industrial belt.
Five new local cases were reported on Saturday, raising concerns about the recurring cases, albeit in fewer numbers, as China resumed full steam production after over two months.