People wearing facemasks as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, line up to purchase face masks from a makeshift stall after queueing for hours following a registration process during which they were given a pre-sales ticket, in Hong Kong on February 5, 2020. PHOTO: AFP

Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province, reported 10 new positive cases for COVID-19 from 10 p.m. Monday to Tuesday noon, local authorities said on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday noon, the city had reported a total of 14 confirmed and positive cases.

The 14 people in six districts include 10 locals and four non-locals, said a news briefing held by the municipal government.

Among them, 13 attended a training session held by a company from Friday to Sunday, and one was the family member of one trainee.

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All 14 people have been sent to a designated local hospital for isolated treatment, said Li Tao, deputy secretary-general of the Wuhan municipal government.

The cases are believed to be infected with the Omicron variant.

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