Chinese mainland reports 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

People commute across a street during the morning rush hour in Beijing on 22 May 2020, as they city hosts the opening session of the annual National People's Congress (NPC)
People commute across a street during the morning rush hour in Beijing on 22 May 2020, as they city hosts the opening session of the annual National People's Congress (NPC)AFP

Chinese health authority said on Sunday that it received reports of 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, of which 13 were domestically transmitted.

All domestically-transmitted cases were reported in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the National Health Commission said in its daily report, Xinhua reported.

No deaths related to the disease were reported on Saturday, according to the commission.

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