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Chinese mainland reports zero increase in domestic COVID-19 cases

COVID-19: Hubei lockdown lifted, but people must pass rapid detection test to travel out China reports second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus transmissions, imported cases rise
Deanna Wagner | 27 March, 2020, 04:43

China has reported no new local coronavirus infections for the second consecutive day, but the number of imported COVID-19 cases sharply rose to 67 in a day after the deadly virus was brought under control in its epicentre Wuhan, health officials said on Thursday. 47 such cases were registered.

Although none were in Hubei province leading to the borders reopening.

China's civil aviation regulator on Thursday ordered further cuts to flights in and out of the country as part of the efforts to contain the increasing risks of COVID-19 cases coming from other countries.

In Hubei and Wuhan alone as of Wednesday 3,169 people died since January. The first case of this infection was reported in late December in Wuhan itself.

Stricter measures will also be taken to curb the spread of the virus on flights arriving or leaving the country and to ensure that passenger load factor is lower than 75 percent, the CAAC said, adding that it might further slash worldwide flights if necessary.

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So far, 67,801 cases of corona virus infection have been reported in the province, with 50,006 cases in Wuhan.

By the end of Wednesday, 410 confirmed cases including four deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 30 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 235 in Taiwan including two deaths.

China on Wednesday downgraded the risk level of the coronavirus in its epicentre Wuhan from high to medium and resumed bus services within the city for the first time since the nine-week lockdown.

As for Hubei's capital of Wuhan, the city where the virus first appeared late previous year, restrictions remain in place until April 8, which will be seen as a milestone in China's war against the epidemic.

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