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Wuhan reports first COVID-19 cluster after easing lockdown restriction

On Monday the epicentre of the Coronavirus outbreaks, the Wuhan city in China reported its first cluster of infections since the lockdown on the central Chinese city which was lifted a month ago, sparking concerns of a wider resurgence of the disease.

As five new Coronavirus cases confirmed in Wuhan are from same residential compound among which one of them was the wife of an 89-year-old male patient reported a day earlier in the first confirmed case in the city since April 3.

All the latest COVID-19 cases are previously classified as asymptomatic, people who test positive for the Coronavirus but do not show clinical signs such as a fever. In its overall tally of Coronavirus cases China doesn’t include asymptomatic cases.

According to the city health authority there are hundreds of asymptomatic cases in Wuhan which was released on April 8 from a months-long lockdown, are currently being monitored.

In China the numbers of the new Coronavirus cases are less in April as compared with the thousands confirmed cases each day in February.

China will re-open museums, cinemas, and other recreational venues, though restrictions including mandatory reservations and a limit on numbers will be in place. The government said on Friday.

South Korea is also battling a wave of new cases, although there the most recent outbreaks started in nightclubs and bars.

The cases in Wuhan helped to push the overall new COVID-19 infections confirmed on May 10 to 17, the highest daily increase since April 28. Among these new COVID-19 cases seven were imported cases in the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia involving travellers from overseas.

Shulan on Saturday has reported three additional local cases and has been marked as a high-risk area, the only place in China with that designation so far, after all cities in the country were declared as low-risk days earlier.

In Harbin capital of Heilongjiang a 70 year old patient tested negative seven times before results turned positive.

The number of new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases fell to 12 on May 10 compared with 20 reported a day earlier in China.

-Davinder Panesar, NMTV News


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