Chinese officials did not say whether they had been infected with the coronavirus variant that is rapidly spreading in India.

Medical experts in Zhejiang, a coastal province, told reporters that 11 cases of foreign-made Covid-19 infections, including 10 from India, had been confirmed in the last day from Zhoushan port, all among the ship’s 20 Chinese crew members.

Also there is one asymptomatic Covid-19 case, health officials said on social media on Thursday, according to a state media report.

According to a state media report, the ship Huayang Chaoyang anchored previously in the year in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, after stopping in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Xiamen, China.

The ship was docked at Zhoushan Xinya Shipyard for repair work only when crew was tested, and 11 of them showed symptoms for Covid-19.

It’s unclear that how Chinese crew members became contaminated with an Indian coronavirus variant.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19, which is thought to be attributing to an increase in cases across India, has been discovered.

The amount of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not consider to be verified infections, had dropped to 14 from 17 the previous day.

The total number of reported Covid-19 cases in china is now 90,642, with 4,636 deaths.

Whereas the straightforward commercial aircraft planes with both India and China have now been suspended for further over one year, Beijing also prohibited special flights from India in November since several positive Covid-19 cases have been discovered on one of that kind aircraft.

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