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Inner Mongolia reports three imported COVID-19 cases


North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region reported three new confirmed imported COVID-19 cases -- from 7:00 on May 18 to 7:00 on May 19 -- but no local cases, suspected cases and asymptomatic cases were reported, according to officials from the local health authority.

The Health Commission of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region said that all the three imported cases were from international flights at Beijing Capital International Airport diverted to Hohhot Baita International Airport at Inner Mongolia’s capital city.

As of 7:00 on May 19, Inner Mongolia had reported a total of two local confirmed cases and 139 imported cases from countries such as Russia, UK, France, the US, Spain and Sweden. Of these, one local case and 121 imported cases were cured and discharged from hospital.

There is one existing local confirmed case and 18 existing imported cases confirmed overseas; no asymptomatic cases have been reported.

Officials said that all of the above confirmed cases are currently receiving treatment in designated hospitals and all close contacts of the cases are now in quarantine and under medical observation.

Officials said that strict management is being implemented throughout the process to prevent the spread of the epidemic.