Despite the low danger of community transmission, state media reported that China has discovered its first case of monkeypox in a patient quarantined for Covid-19 in the southwest city of Chongqing. According to a report citing Chongqing health officials, “The patient was an overseas arrival and the monkeypox was identified during Covid-19 quarantine.”
The South China Morning Post (SCMP), quoting a statement from the Chongqing health commission, claimed that “the patient is being treated in isolation at a designated hospital and is in a stable condition,” adding that close contacts of the patient are under isolation for medical supervision.
“Experts came to the conclusion that the patient had not engaged in any social activities and had been quarantined after entering Chongqing. According to the statement, according to SCMP, “the likelihood of an outbreak is low.