No new cases in Wuhan

No new cases in Wuhan.

The Chinese city where the Covid-19 outbreak began has reported no new cases for the first time yesterday, according to the country's National Health Commission (NHC).

In a summary released today, the NHC notes there were no new cases yesterday in the province of Hubei or its capital Wuhan. 

There were however 34 new cases reported across China yesterday, of which 21 were in the nation's capital Beijing, representing a daily record.

On 17 March the Chinese Government ordered the withdrawal of 15 medical teams from Hubei, with Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan thanking them for their tremendous efforts to curb the novel coronavirus.

More than 42,000 medical workers from across the country were dispatched to aid Hubei in fighting the epidemic since the virus outbreak.

Updated at 2:11pm AEDT on 19 March 2020.


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