China on Monday Reported Five New Cases of Local Transmission

China is instituting new controls in Liaoning province where new cases of the coronavirus are believed to have originated. Health officials believe the cases may have sprung from contacts with a foreign case.

Checkpoints were set up at toll stations, airports and railway stations in three cities in Liaoning. Travelers must show proof of having recently been tested with a negative result. Mass testing was ordered in the port city of Yingkou.

China has reported 90,872 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,636 deaths since the virus was detected in Wuhan in late 2019.

– BCNN1 Staff