Chinese mainland reports 30 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Chinese mainland reports 30 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 30 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday. (3 hours ago)

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