Coronavirus in China: end of restrictions in Hubei, epicenter of the pandemic

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No case of local contamination was detected in 24 hours in the country, but 47 new cases “imported” from abroad have been identified.

Lhe China lifted on Wednesday the drastic restrictions imposed for several months in Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 18,000 people worldwide since December.

No case of local contamination was detected in 24 hours in the country, but 47 cases “imported” from abroad were identified during this period, said the national health authorities.

A total of 474 “imported” cases were detected. Most of them are Chinese returning home, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Four more deaths were reported in 24 hours, including three in Hubei, a province in central China where the city of Wuhan is located, which was the first affected by the new coronavirus.

Schools remain closed

Beijing said on Tuesday that the closure of more than 50 million people in Hubei in force since January would be removed, giving them the opportunity to move if they are in good health. Some airports and stations have reopened. But the schools are still closed at this stage.

However, Wuhan residents will have to wait until April 8 before they can leave their city. There have been more than 81,200 cases of Covid-19 in China and 3,281 people have died. The number of new cases has dropped significantly in the past month.



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