China reported on Monday a drop in its daily tally of new coronavirus cases, reversing four straight days of increases, as the capital, Beijing, ramped up measures to contain the number of infections arriving from abroad, Reuters reported.
China had 39 new confirmed cases on Sunday, the National Health Commission said, down from 46 a day earlier. All the new ones involved travellers arriving from abroad, many of them Chinese students returning home.
As of Sunday, the total number of cases in China stood at 81,093. The death toll rose to 3,270, up nine from the previous day.