China reported 31 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Monday, all in Jiangsu Province.
Four areas in Nanjing have been classified as high-risk for COVID-19.
A second round of nucleic-acid testing is underway in Nanjing and residents are urged not to leave the city unless necessary.
Meanwhile, localized outbreaks in other parts of the country have resulted in dozens of confirmed cases.
They include cases in Sichuan, Anhui, Liaoning and Guangdong, all are linked to the outbreak in Nanjing.
The Chinese Foreign Minister has called on the United States to take the lead in adhering to international rules during his meeting with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.
Wang Yi says China's stance is that every country should adhere to the United Nations charter and international law.
He says China will not obey rules imposed by the United States.
Wang says the U.S. tariffs on China violate the rules of the World Trade Organization, and U.S. sanctions on China violate international rules.
South Korea and North Korea have restored the cross-border communication line that had been severed for over a year.
South Korea's presidential Blue House said in a statement that the two sides decided to resume their direct hotline starting from today.
All inter-Korean communication lines had been down since June last year when North Korea cut them off in protest of Seoul's failure to stop civic activists from sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets into North Korean territory.
The last victim of the condo collapse incident in Florida has been identified.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava called the incident "the largest non-hurricane related emergency response" in Florida's history.
There are 98 confirmed deaths.
U.S. President Joe Biden says the U.S. military will end its combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year.
Biden made the announcement during a meeting with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.
He says the U.S. counter-terrorism cooperation will shift from combat mission to training and assisting in fighting ISIS.
The U.S. currently has about 2,500 troops in Iraq after U.S.-led coalition forces were deployed to support Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.
Canada has installed Mary Simon as the country's 30th Governor General.
She is the first indigenous person to hold this post.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he believes that Simon's installation will help build reconciliation among Canadians.
"This is a big place, this is a diverse place, and so we need people like Ms Simon because we need to build bridges and bring us together."
Simon's appointment earlier this month came amid a national reckoning with the country's historical mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples.
This includes the recent discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves at the sites of former residential schools.
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has adopted a resolution praising efforts by China to preserve the Great Wall.
The Committee cited China for achievements including ongoing conservation work at the Wall, organizing capacity-building training for conservation professionals, and using the latest technology for conservation work.
The World Heritage Committee is holding its 44th session in the Chinese city of Fuzhou.