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Mainland reports two more confirmed Covid-19 cases

2020-05-31 HKT 16:06
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  • Chefs wear protective face masks as they prepare food outside a restaurant in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
    Chefs wear protective face masks as they prepare food outside a restaurant in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
China announced on Sunday two new confirmed cases of coronavirus and four new asymptomatic cases, including one person without symptoms of Covid-19 on a charter flight from Germany.

The two confirmed cases in Shandong province compared with four cases the day before, data from the country's health authority showed.

The National Health Commission confirmed three new asymptomatic cases on Saturday. And on Sunday, Tianjin confirmed one asymptomatic person, a passenger arriving from the first flight carrying European workers back to China.

The German engineer was arriving from Frankfurt on a Lufthansa flight, LH342. The flight was carrying about 200 passengers, mainly German workers and their families.

Tianjin authorities said in a statement on social media that the 34-year-old man had tested positive, although he had a regular temperature and reported no symptoms.

He has since been transferred to a local hospital for observation.

All passengers were tested for coronavirus after landing and have to quarantine for two weeks.

These charter flights are part of an accelerated entry procedure offered by Beijing as China and Germany seek to reignite their economies after months of lockdown.

Lufthansa has another charter flight scheduled for Shanghai on Wednesday.

The number of confirmed cases in the mainland as of May 30 stood at 83,001, data from the National Health Commission showed.

With no new deaths reported, the death toll in the country remained at 4,634. (Reuters and AFP)
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Last updated: 2020-05-31 HKT 18:30