China reports 24 new COVID-19 cases vs 12 a day earlier


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BEIJING, April 8 (Reuters) - China reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on April 7, up from 12 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Thursday. The National Health Commission, in a statement, said 11 of the new cases were local infections reported in southwestern Yunnan province. Ruili city in Yunnan, which borders Myanmar, has rolled out a series of COVID-19 countermeasures including home quarantine and vaccination efforts after a new cluster emerged there last week. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to six from eight cases a...