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Shanghai reports two new imported COVID-19 cases

Shanghai reported two imported COVID-19 cases and no domestically transmitted cases on Friday, the municipal health commission said Saturday.

Both patients were Chinese nationals working in the Philippines. They were on the same Sept. 9 flight from the Philippines to the Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

They started to show symptoms while under quarantine and were later diagnosed as confirmed cases. The patients have been sent for treatment in a designated hospital. A total of 171 close contacts on the flight have been put under quarantine.

As of Friday, Shanghai had reported 597 confirmed imported cases and 342 locally transmitted cases.

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