‘Circuit-breaker’ suspension issued after Shanghai reports 18 imported COVID-19 cases

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Shanghai reported 18 new COVID-19 cases that originated abroad and zero locally-transmitted infections on Sunday, local health authorities said on Monday morning. All the imported cases were Chinese nationals flying from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Among them, three passengers arrived in the city on August 6, having flown directly from the UAE a day earlier. The remaining 12 landed in the city on August 7 coming from the Gulf country via in Sri Lanka. The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a four-week suspension for the flight as part of a mechanism to limit the number of imported infections....