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China coronavirus second wave could have arrived on pig heads from North America

China recorded 22 new COVID-19 infections on November 23, up from 11 a day earlier, the country’s health authority says while an official from the city of Tianjin said two confirmed cases this month caught the virus from pig heads from North America.

The National Health Commission said on Tuesday 20 of the new cases were imported infections that originated overseas.

One local transmission was reported in Shanghai and another in Tianjin.

The Shanghai case together with a second one reported earlier in the city have been traced to a container from North America, which the two men cleaned when it arrived at an airport, according to the Shanghai Daily.

The latest infection in Tianjin was previously an asymptomatic case, according to state media.

People line up for coronavirus tests at a COVID-19 testing site in Tianjin, China, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Credit: Zhao Zishuo/AP

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