120 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Fujian since September 10
Updated 19:22, 14-Sep-2021

A total of 120 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19 asymptomatic cases were reported in China's Fujian Province between September 10 and 14 at 8:00 a.m., according to local health authorities.

Among the confirmed cases, 75 were reported in Putian City, 12 in Quanzhou City and 33 in Xiamen City. All the asymptomatic cases were reported in Putian.

The province has classified four areas as medium-risk and two others as high-risk, according to the authorities. 

The latest outbreak began in Putian, with two cases reported on September 10 during routine testing at a local school.

Preliminary tests on samples from some Putian cases showed patients had contracted the highly transmissible Delta variant.

On Saturday, Putian announced the suspension of inter-city and inter-province bus services until further notice.

City-wide nucleic acid testing was set to start in Putian on Tuesday afternoon.

The National Health Commission has dispatched a work team to Fujian Province to guide local epidemic control.

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