Coronavirus in China: 140 new cases of Covid-19, the highest figure for four months in the country Paris Beacon News


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China reported 140 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, the highest figure in four months, as authorities rush to contain the outbreak in several regions, including the city of Xi’an, where millions of people are confined. Of the 140 new infections, 87 were transmitted locally, according to a statement from the National Health Commission, up from 55 a day earlier. Most of the contaminations occurred in Xi’an, in the province of Shaanxi (northwest), where 13 million inhabitants have been confined since Thursday. Concern for the Olympics China is on high alert as it prepares to host the Winter Olympics...