China on Monday reported that there had been no new indigenous circumstances of the novel coronavirus within the nation, although there have been 39 new imported circumstances, in response to the nation’s well being authority.
In its every day briefing on COVID-19, the Nationwide Well being Fee stated: “39 new [imported] cases of confirmed infections, 47 new cases of suspected infections, and 9 deaths (all in Hubei province)” within the final 24 hours throughout the mainland China.
This marks the fifth successive day with no new infections in Wuhan metropolis, the place the virus was first reported in December final 12 months and unfold throughout the globe.
With the brand new infections, the full variety of confirmed circumstances has elevated to 81,093, whereas the demise toll rose to three,270, in response to the well being fee.
Following the rising variety of new coronavirus circumstances amongst these arriving from different nations, the federal government diverted all worldwide flights to one in every of 12 airports in different cities earlier than arriving within the capital Beijing.
Passengers should cross a well being screening in these cities earlier than continuing onward to the Beijing Capital Worldwide Airport.
The virus first emerged in Wuhan, China final December and has unfold to not less than 167 nations and territories. The World Well being Group has declared the outbreak a pandemic.
There are over 339,000 confirmed circumstances worldwide, with the demise toll surpassing 14,000, whereas greater than 98,000 have recovered.