No new local coronavirus transmissions in China in two days

Nellie Chapman
March 27, 2020

All new patients are people who come to China from overseas, while in mainland China, there were no reports of local infection on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, six deaths and 58 new suspected cases were reported on the mainland with all the deaths in Hubei Province and all the suspected cases from overseas.

Huge crowds jammed trains and buses in Hubei province on Wednesday as people seized their first chance to travel after two months under lockdown at the epicentre of China's coronavirus outbreak. The province so far reported a total of 67,801 COVID-19 confirmed cases, including 50,006 in Wuhan. In Hubei and Wuhan alone as of Wednesday 3,169 people died since January.

However, restrictions still remained in force in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, where the virus is believed to have emerged late a year ago at a food market.

Wuhan will allow residents to leave from April 8, and allow incoming trains to the city from March 28.

Wuhan will also resume commercial flights from April 8, excluding global flights to and from Beijing.

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China should stick to strict measures on epidemic prevention and control as the country resumes work and production and the flow of people increases, Mi Feng an official with the NHC told media here.

China is resuming normal operation of road traffic in Hubei province, the country's hardest-hit region by the novel coronavirus, to facilitate the province in returning to normal economic activity, an official notice said.

Chinese scientists are hastening the development of COVID-19 vaccines through five approaches -- inactivated vaccines, genetic engineering subunit vaccines, adenovirus vector vaccines, nucleic acid vaccines and vaccines using attenuated influenza virus as vectors. China had deployed over 42000 medical personnel including the staff drawn from the military. According to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker, there are 471,518 confirmed cases across the world and 21,293 deaths.

The researchers used lab tests as the basis of their assessment rather than Chinese government data on confirmed cases because the authorities used symptomatic manifestations and abnormal lung scans to classify patients.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said on Thursday it had directed Chinese airlines to maintain only one route to any country and limit the number of flights to one per week, effective March 29.

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