SHANGHAI (CHINA) – The National Health Commission of China has announced through its daily bulletin that the country recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases on December 21, out of which 13 cases were imported.
Mainland China had recorded 23 new cases the previous day and is looking into taking stringent measures to contain the arrival of the new strain of virus.
The country’s health authority also stated that two cases of local transmission was reported from the northeastern province of Liaoning.
While China does not include asymptomatic patients in its total confirmed case list, 17 asymptomatic cases were reported on Dec. 21.
Feng Zijian, deputy director general of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) told state broadcaster CCTV that no imports of a new coronavirus strain have been discovered, but the agency is closely monitoring its spread globally. He added that CDC is studying ways to further strengthen prevention to shield against new strains.