March 18, 2020 / 5:31 AM / 24 days ago

Beijing reports 11 new imported coronavirus cases as China's local infections fall

Staff in protective suits accompany passengers outside a centralized facility for screening and registration near the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, China, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Beijing reported 11 new imported cases of coronavirus as of noon on March 18, according to the city’s Health Commission, as imported cases in China outnumbered local transmissions for the fifth straight day.

Of the new confirmed imported cases, 5 originated from Spain, 4 from the United Kingdom, 1 from Brazil, and 1 from Luxembourg, according to the commission.

Reporting by Josh Horwitz; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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