China reports that no new patient has been diagnosed in Coronavirus over the past 24 hours – for the first time since the mysterious virus broke out a few months ago. Only eight people died in the country as a result of the virus in the last day. China is now worried about a second infection
The trend is reversing? For the first time since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, China reported Thursday morning that no new patients were diagnosed in the last day, and the death toll was only eight. In the preceding day, only 34 new cases of the Coronavirus were diagnosed.
China has taken strict measures to deal with the Coronavirus, which also included many isolations and severe restrictions on hundreds of millions of its citizens. So far, China has reported 80,928 diagnosed cases of the Coronavirus, and a total of 3,245 die as a result.
The Chinese authorities have made it clear that only after two consecutive weeks of no new cases being diagnosed in Wuhan, the source of the outbreak, will the restrictions in the country be removed. “We believe that only then can we gradually remove the quarantine,” a senior health adviser told the government newspaper.
The main concern now in China is that another wave of infection will originate abroad: the number of dead outside China has risen in the past two weeks, especially in Europe and the US. “The concern is what will happen after they stop taking steps to curb the epidemic,” Dr. David Hyman of the World Health Organization explained to the Japan Times.
The Australian expert, Professor Reina McIntyre, is also in no hurry to be optimistic: “Even if the numbers from China are wrong and many more people are sick – less than a single percentage of the population is infected, and will be immune to the next outbreak.” “The pandemic will not stop until we have a vaccine, or until most of the population is infected with the Coronavirus,” she said.