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Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that “priorities for prevention should be on wards in hospitals.”
After the new outbreak in Qingdao, Sui Zhenhua, director of the Qingdao health commission, was suspended from his post and is being investigated.
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Friday that 240 people who came from abroad were being treated, and 376 asymptomatic cases, including 375 from outside the mainland, were under medical observation.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in mainland China stands at 85,622, with 4,634 deaths, while 80,759 patients had been discharged after recovery.
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