The Hubei Health Commission officially announced it would lift curbs on outgoing travelers starting March 25, provided they had a health clearance code. China’s Hubei province where the coronavirus pandemic originated will lift travel restrictions on people leaving the region as the epidemic but other regions will tighten controls as new cases double due to imported infections. The Provincial capital Wuhan, where the virus first appeared and which has been in total lockdown since Jan 23, will see Its travel restrictions lifted on April 8.
Only 4 new cases were local transmission, one was in Wuhan which had not reported a new infection in 5 days And the china’s capital Beijing was the hardest hit with a record 31 new imported cases, followed by Southern Guangdong province with 14 and the financial hub of Shanghai with nine And the total number of imported cases stood at 427.
A private survey on Tuesday suggested that a 10-11% contraction in the first-quarter gross domestic product in the world’s second-largest economy is not unreasonable. The official China Daily warned in an editorial on Tuesday that maintaining stringent restrictions on people’s movements would now do more harm than good.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen by 4,764 within a day to reach to 27,436, the country officially confirmed on Tuesday. The leaders from the group of 20 major economics will convince a video conference on Thursday to discuss the coronavirus epidemic, multiple sources said, amid criticism that the group has been slow to respond to the global crisis.