China reports no domestic virus cases as imported infections climb
Published 7:13 pm | March 23, 2020
Nine more people died, the National Health Commission said, all in the epicentre city of Wuhan where the virus first emerged late last year.
Two months after China took the dramatic steps to lock down some 56 million people in Wuhan and the surrounding province of Hubei, infections have slowed dramatically, and for five consecutive days there have been no new cases in the province.
Travel and work restrictions in the province have been gradually eased and Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Wuhan earlier this month — his first since the crisis erupted.
As the rate of infection slows in China, the rest of the world has stepped
up measures to try and battle the raging pandemic.
China is anxious about an influx of infections brought in from other
countries, with the number of imported cases climbing steadily over recent
weeks to pass 350.
Of the 39 new cases reported Monday, ten were in Shanghai and ten were in
Many cities have brought in tough rules to quarantine new arrivals, and the
country’s aviation authorities announced Sunday that it would divert all
Beijing-bound international flights to other cities where they will be
screened for the virus.
There have now been over 81,000 cases in China, and the death toll has reached 3,270. The outbreak has killed more than 14,400 people worldwide.
দৈনিক সময় সংবাদ ২৪ ডট কম সংবাদের কোনো সংবাদ, তথ্য, ছবি,আলোকচত্রি, ভিডিওচিত্র, অডিও কনটেন্ট কপিরাইট আইনে র্পূব অনুমতি ছাড়া ব্যবহার করা সর্ম্পূণ বেআইনি। সামাজিক যোগাযোগ মাধ্যমে যে কোন কমেন্সের জন্য কর্তৃপক্ষ দায়ী নয়।