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China reported 7 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland as of end-May 25, up from 11 a day earlier, the National Health Commission reported.

The commission said in a statement all of the new infections were imported cases, involving travellers from overseas.

It also reported 29 new asymptomatic cases – patients who are infected but do not show symptoms – versus 40 a day earlier.

The total number of cases to date in the mainland stands at 82,992. The death toll remains unchanged at 4,634.

On Monday, the Chinese mainland reported:

– No new #COVID19 deaths
– 7 new cases, all imported (5 in Inner Mongolia, 1 in Shanghai, 1 in Fujian Province)
– 29 new asymptomatic cases
– 81 active cases in total, including 7 in critical condition pic.twitter.com/iBoES2fDf9

Germany threw Lufthansa a €9bn (US$9.8bn) lifeline on Monday, agreeing a bailout which gives Berlin a veto in the event of a hostile bid for the airline, Reuters reports.

The largest German corporate rescue since the coronavirus crisis struck will see the government get a 20% stake, which could rise to 25% plus one share in the event of a takeover attempt, as it seeks to protect thousands of jobs.

Lufthansa has been locked in talks with Berlin for weeks over aid it needs to survive an expected protracted travel slump, with the airline wrangling over how much control to yield in return for financial support.

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