Hundreds in quarantine after covid 19 case at the airport: Shanghai


After infections were discovered in cargo employees at Shanghai’s airport, officials isolated hundreds of people in an attempt to stem a new Covid-19 outbreak in the city, and the municipal government announced on Saturday (August 21).
Hundreds of persons deemed secondary contacts were quarantined, with 120 people deemed fast connections of the afflicted five workers at Pudong airport.
Two of the cargo workers, a Chinese and an Ethiopian, were among four locally transmitted cases in mainland China’s total of 20 new confirmed illnesses for August 20, which was released on Saturday. In the provinces of Jiangsu and Hubei, two more local cases were discovered. In July, separate, independent outbreaks first appeared in certain areas.
According to the National Health Commission, the national figure was down from 33 days earlier, with locally transmitted diseases remaining at four.
Later on Saturday, Shanghai officials announced that they had identified three more cargo workers at Pudong airport as verified cases. China also reported 20 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases on August 20, all imported and was the same as the day before. Asymptomatic cases are not considered confirmed infections in China.
There have been no additional deaths reported. China reported 94,599 confirmed cases and 4,636 deaths as of August 20.


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