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Beijing Says Coronavirus Spike Appears Under Control after China Reports 17 New Cases

A woman receives a nucleic acid test at a makeshift testing site in a residential compound in Beijing. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A woman receives a nucleic acid test at a makeshift testing site in a residential compound in Beijing. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

No new deaths were reported Sunday, leaving China's reported total at 4,634 among 83,500 confirmed cases.

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China is reporting 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, all but three of them from domestic transmission in Beijing, which has seen a recent spike in coronavirus infections.

But authorities in the Chinese capital say a campaign to conduct tests on employees at hair and beauty salons across the city has found no positive cases so far, in a further sign that the recent outbreak has been largely brought under control.

No new deaths were reported Sunday, leaving China's reported total at 4,634 among 83,500 confirmed cases.

Tens of millions of Chinese traveled during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival that ended Saturday, but anti-crowding measures were in force nationwide. Tourist sites were required to cap visitor numbers at 30% of capacity.

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