Beijing: All hospitals in Nanjing city of the coastal Chinese province Jiangsu suspended the appointments of outpatient as the nation is currently facing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.
In the past 24 hours, as many as 11 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Nanjing. As of August 1, a total of 215 local coronavirus cases had also been confirmed in the city.
According to the Russian news agency Sputnik, hospitals in Nanjing will now only be granted permission to provide emergency assistance to those in need and all other appointments are being called off. However, the city authorities did not specify when the outpatient care will resume at hospitals.
As of last week, health officials in Nanjing had stated that the current COVID-19 outbreak in the city likely resulted from infected patients who came from Moscow in July.
As per Local media reports, new infection cases have been also reported in more than 20 other Chinese cities that could be traced back to the new outbreak in Nanjing.
New coronavirus cases have been reported in at least 18 Chinese provinces, experts in the nation have raised alarm amid the latest outbreak in the country fuelled by the spread of the Delta variant of the virus.
On Sunday, Chinese public health officials had stated that the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is the most serious one since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, Global Times reported. The experts also stated more efforts are needed to plug the loopholes in the infection control work while pointing out the need to advance the mass vaccination drive against the novel virus.