Mainland China reported a drop in new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday as Imported infections fell and no locally transmitted infections were reported, including in central Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak in China. China is ramping up quantities and screening rules for all international arrivals due to the risks from imported cases. And China’s capital city Beijing has already diverted flights to other towns where passengers will be screened and quarantined.
The Equal number of New coronavirus cases 47 on Tuesday, all of which were from travelers returning home, down from 78 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said. And Some new imported cases in Beijing, Guangdong, and Fujian declined, though the daily tally of new imported infections rose to a record 19 cases in the financial hub of Shanghai.
The Hubei Health Commission has announced It would lift curbs on outgoing travelers starting March 25, provided they had a health clearance code. The Provincial Capital Wuhan which has been in total lockdown since Jan, 23 will see its travel restrictions lifted on April 8.
The equal number of confirmed cases in mainland China stands at 81,218 with 474 imported infections. The death toll in mainland China reached 3,281 as of the end of Tuesday, up by four from the recent days.
Malaysia’s Prime Minister on Wednesday extended a 2-week virtual lockdown to April 14th as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country which has the highest number of infections in Southeast Asia.