China, on Sunday reported 99 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus, of which, 97 were imported into the country from abroad.
The number represents the highest daily increase in imported cases recorded, surpassing the previous record of 67.
That number prompted Beijing to ban all foreign arrivals into the country, including those with valid visas and residency permits, from March 28.
NAN reports that forty-nine new suspected cases, all imported, were also reported on the Chinese mainland on Sunday.
Two domestically transmitted cases were recorded, both in north-eastern Heilongjiang province along the Russian border where an outbreak in Suifenhe has put parts of the border city on lockdown.