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China sees drop in new coronavirus cases as Beijing tries to stop second wave of infections

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Mainland China reported a drop in new coronavirus cases for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday, as Beijing seeks to stamp out the chance of a second wave of infections by shutting its borders to overseas travellers and chopping worldwide flights.

The Nationwide Well being Fee stated in an announcement on Monday that 31 new coronavirus cases have been recorded on Sunday, together with one regionally transmitted an infection, dropping from 45 cases a day earlier.

4 new deaths have been reported, taking the cumulative dying toll from the coronavirus outbreak in the mainland to 3,304, from 81,470 infections.

The quantity of new infections has fallen sharply in the mainland from the height in February.

The federal government is now exhorting companies and factories to reopen for enterprise as it rolls out numerous fiscal and financial stimulus to drive a restoration from what many now count on to be an outright financial contraction in January-March.

Chinese language President Xi Jinping stated the federal government will alter assist insurance policies for small and medium-sized corporations promptly as the state of affairs develops to defend them from the influence of the coronavirus.

Chinese language corporations ought to actively resume operations and manufacturing even as coronavirus prevention efforts proceed, Xi additionally stated throughout a Sunday go to to Ningbo, a serious port metropolis in jap Zhejiang province, in accordance to state media.

Hubei province, the place the coronavirus outbreak first emerged in late 2019, reported no new cases for the sixth consecutive day on Sunday after the province of 60 million individuals lifted its visitors restrictions and resumed some home flights to different components of China.

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The northwestern province of Gansu reported a new case on Sunday of a traveller from Hubei who drove again with a well being code declaring the individual free of virus, nevertheless.

Beijing stays apprehensive concerning the danger of a second wave of the epidemic triggered by cases involving travellers coming to China who have been contaminated abroad.

The virus has now unfold globally, infecting tons of of hundreds outdoors China's borders.

China has barred foreigners from coming into the nation and ordered airways to slash the quantity of worldwide flights into the nation. The overwhelming majority of the so-called imported cases reported to date have been Chinese language nationals, many of whom are college students. 

(REUTERS)

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