NO NEW COVID CASE IN CHINA

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - FRONT PAGE -

China recorded no new con­firmed cases of Covid-19 on Fri­day, mak­ing it the first time that the coun­try has seen no daily rise in in­fec­tions since the pan­demic be­gan at the end of last year.

SHANG­HAI:China recorded no new con­firmed Covid-19 cases on the main­land on Fri­day, mak­ing it the first time that the coun­try has seen no daily rise in the num­ber of cases since the deadly coron­avirus pan­demic be­gan in the cen­tral city of Wuhan late last year.

The Na­tional Health Com­mis­sion (NHC) said in a state­ment on Sat­ur­day that this com­pared to four new cases on the pre­vi­ous day. But it said that there were two new sus­pected cases: an im­ported one in Shang­hai and lo­cally trans­mit­ted case in the north­east­ern prov­ince of Jilin.

New asymp­to­matic cases of the coron­avirus fell to 28 from 35 a day ear­lier, the NHC said.

China has seen a sharp fall in lo­cally trans­mit­ted cases since March as ma­jor re­stric­tions on peo­ple move­ment helped it to take con­trol of the epi­demic in many parts of the coun­try.

How­ever, it has con­tin­ued to see an in­flux of im­ported cases, mainly in­volv­ing Chi­nese na­tion­als re­turn­ing from abroad.

The num­ber of con­firmed in­fec­tions in the main­land stood at 82,971 and fa­tal­i­ties re­mained un­changed at 4,634.

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