Health officials in Wuhan, China have tested one-third of the city’s 11 million residents for the coronavirus amid fears of a second wave of COVID-19 cases.
In response to the discovery of a new COVID-19 cluster, the Chinese city of Wuhan will test all 11 million residents for the disease.
For the first time since the global pandemic began there last year, hospitals in Wuhan, China are not treating any COVID-19 patients, health officials said.
Wuhan, the center of China’s COVID-19 outbreak, has ended its lockdown, but restrictions are being tightened in the northern city of Suifenhe as infections there surge.
The central Chinese city of Wuhan on Tuesday reported no new deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since the outbreak began.
Mainland China reported no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row and Hubei Province, where the pandemic began, has started to lift restrictions.
The death toll from the coronavirus in China’s Hubei surged by a daily record of 242 and daily cases jumped by 14,840 under a new diagnosis method.
Nearly 200 Japanese people evacuated from China amid the coronavirus outbreak have been allowed to go home after two weeks of quarantine at sites near Tokyo.
The death toll from the coronavirus in China has risen to 910 with over 40,000 infections; businesses began reopening Monday after an extended Lunar New Year Holiday.
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A Myanmar student recently evacuated from Wuhan expected a bleak birthday alone in quarantine on Tuesday until she received a surprise from the mayor of Mandalay.
A 1,000-bed hospital in Wuhan, China built in just eight days especially to treat people infected with the coronavirus started receiving patients on Monday.
All but four of the 63 Myanmar students who had been stranded in Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, were evacuated on Sunday and are in quarantine in Mandalay.
A Chinese man quarantined in Yangon on suspicion of carrying the coronavirus after arriving on a flight from Guangzhou has no fever but doctors are awaiting test results.
The government has set up a committee to manage its response to the coronavirus outbreak comprising vice ministers of key ministries and state/regional chief ministers.