Researchers in China have discovered a new type of infection that occurs when foam golf ball contaminated a classroom at a school.
The study was carried out by researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
Researchers found that between January 2016 and September 2017, more than 600 infections were reported at one primary school in Beijing’s Hebei province, with nearly half of them being attributed to the foam balls used in the classrooms.
The majority of the cases were caused by a strain of the coronavirus.
The new strain was identified by researchers from the National Health Security Research Center (NTSRC), who also reported the discovery to the Ministry of Health.
According to a report in the state-owned Xinhua news agency, the new strain is more aggressive, more contagious, and is spreading faster than the original one.
It is also more resistant to antiviral drugs.
“There is a clear increase in the number of cases and infections among students,” a spokesperson for the NTSRC told Reuters.
“The NTSrc is actively monitoring the situation and the health of the students, families and teachers.”
Foam balls are typically made of plastic and have a soft and sticky coating.
They are often used for cleaning classrooms, but they can also be used for golfing and other sports.
The NTsRC said that most of the affected schools in Beijing were in the northeastern and southern provinces.
The spokesperson said the government will investigate the findings and take further action to protect children.
A total of 1,200 cases of coronaviruses were reported in China in the first half of this year, according to the World Health Organization.
The WHO said the latest figures were based on data collected in the same two provinces.