After a relative lull, the Chinese mainland reported nine new COVID-19 cases, all in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday.
The same day also saw 13 new imported cases on the mainland. Of them, three were reported in Fujian, two in Shanghai, two in Guangdong, two in Sichuan and one each in Beijing, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Yunnan.
Nine new suspected cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported in Shanghai. No new deaths related to the disease were reported, said the commission.