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Only imported cases in China, Hubei opens borders

REUTERS
Published Mar 26, 2020, 12:57 pm IST
Updated Mar 26, 2020, 12:57 pm IST
China reports second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus transmissions, imported cases rise
Representational image (AP)
 Representational image (AP)

Beijing: Mainland China reported a second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus cases as the country’s epicenter of the epidemic Hubei province opened its borders, but imported cases rose as Beijing ramped controls to prevent a resurgence of infections.

A total of 67 new cases were reported as of end-Wednesday, up from 47 a day earlier, all of which were imported, China’s National Health Commission said in a statement on Thursday.

 

The total number of cases now stands at 81,285.

The commission reported a total of 3,287 deaths at the end of Wednesday, up six from the previous day.

All of the new patients on Wednesday were travelers who came to China from overseas, with the mainland reporting no locally transmitted infections.

A total of 67 new cases were reported as of end-Wednesday, up from 47 a day earlier, all of which were imported, China’s National Health Commission said in a statement on Thursday.

The total number of cases now stands at 81,285.

The commission reported a total of 3,287 deaths at the end of Wednesday, up six from the previous day.

 

All of the new patients on Wednesday were travelers who came to China from overseas, with the mainland reporting no locally transmitted infections.

Fearing a new wave of infections from imported cases, authorities have ramped up quarantine and screening measures in other major cities including Beijing, where any travelers arriving from overseas must submit to centralized quarantine.

The number of new daily cases in China remain down sharply from the height of the outbreak in the country in February, allowing Beijing to push for restarting economic activity in the world’s second biggest economy.

 

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