Experts under the State Council inter-agency task force for COVID-19 response have arrived at high and medium COVID-19 risk areas in Tongan on Monday to guide local epidemic prevention and control.
Staff members of Hankou Railway Station remind passengers to follow epidemic prevention rules in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Sept. 19, 2021, the first day of the 3-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.
Fujian reported 48 new locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the provincial health commission said Thursday. The confirmed cases were reported in the cities of Xiamen, Quanzhou and Putian. The province has reported a total of 200 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases since Sept. 10, and all patients are currently receiving treatment in hospitals.
To better trace potential cases, Putian started citywide nucleic acid testing on Tuesday afternoon and conducted a second round of nucleic acid testing in Putian's Xianyou county. So far, about 3,000 contacts have been traced to the infected people.
Retail sales grew by 2.5 percent on a yearly basis last month, compared with 8.5 percent in July. On the two-year average basis, retail sales expanded by 1.5 percent in August, the bureau said.