, Beijing, October 24. Wu Liangyou, deputy director of the National Health Commission's Disease Control Bureau, said at a press conference on the State Council's Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism on the 24th that the epidemic has a wide spread and is highly contagious.

The source of the epidemic is still being traced.

Of the 133 cases of infection reported as of 24:00 on October 23, 106 were related to the transmission chain of tour groups, involving 13 tour groups or self-driving tours.

He emphasized that in general, the current epidemic situation is in a rapid development stage, and the number of non-touring group cases has begun to increase. It is expected that as the investigation and screening of risk groups continues, the number of places where cases will be found in the next few days will continue to increase, and the scope of the epidemic will spread. May expand further.

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