July 9, 2020 / 1:41 AM / a month ago

China reports nine new coronavirus cases in mainland

A teacher guides students, all wearing face masks, to enter a high school as they take part in the annual national college entrance exam, or "gaokao", which has been postponed by one month due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing, China July 7, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported nine new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 8, compared with seven a day earlier, the health authority said on Thursday.

All of the new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

China reported six new asymptomatic patients, same as a day earlier.

Reporting by Judy Hua, Lusha Zhang and Andrew Galbraith; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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