Beijing reports 5 imported COVID-19 cases

A citizen takes photos of cherry blossom in Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, capital of China, March 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Ziyang)

BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) — Beijing reported five newly confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) imported from other countries Saturday, the Beijing Municipal Health Commission said Sunday.

The five imported cases included three from Spain, one from Italy and one from Thailand, according to the commission.

The city also reported one newly-added local suspected case and eight imported suspected cases, with three from Spain, and each one from the United States, Norway, Japan, Italy, and Britain respectively, the commission said.

As of Saturday, a total of 415 confirmed cases had been reported in Beijing. Of the total, 353 have been discharged from hospital after recovery and eight have died. The national capital now has 37 suspected cases.

No newly confirmed cases have been reported in 12 out of the 16 districts in the city for more than 14 consecutive days.  ■