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Hundreds of flights cancelled in Shanghai after 7 new coronavirus cases

Hundreds of flights were cancelled today at China's largest international airport Shanghai megacity after several of its employees infected with the new coronavirus were discovered, France Press reported.
China's economic capital with a population of 24 million residents reported seven cases of local transmission of the virus this month.

Most of them were found in recent days at Pudon Airport, which prompted mass testing of employees and a plan to vaccinate the most at-risk workers, BTA reports.

Today more than 500 flights from Pudon have been cancelled - nearly half of those planned for the day. Over 45 percent of flights to the airport have also been cancelled.

In Tianjin, about 100 km southeast of the capital Beijing, five cases of local transmission of the virus were found Saturday and another today. At the city's airport, with a population of about 15 million people, nearly half the flights planned for today have also been cancelled, and mass testing of local residents has been staged in recent days.

Chinese authorities reported 22 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, 20 of which were imported from abroad, TASS reported.

The total number of registered infected in China reached 86464. 81,508 of them are already healed. The number of deceased remains unchanged since mid-May - 4634.

Active cases in China are 322. Six of these people in serious condition.