China authorities on alert for imported infections


The 98-year-old woman Gao and her daughter, as well as the medics, pose for a photo with big thumbs-up at Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, on March 1, 2020. [Photo by Gao Xiang/chinadaily.com.cn]

BEIJING, March 4, (China Daily/ANN) -- Chinese authorities in charge of epidemic control, borders and points of entry have enhanced surveillance and public health efforts, taking a proactive approach to contain the risk of the novel coronavirus outbreak from inside and outside the country.

Qingtian county in Zhejiang province reported seven new confirmed cases of infections, all from Italy, on Tuesday, bringing the total number of imported novel coronavirus cases in the province to eight.

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