Latest developments in epidemic control on April 10 (1)

Updated: Apr 10, 2020 Xinhua Print
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Here are the latest developments on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China:

— The Chinese mainland reported 38 new imported COVID-19 cases on April 9, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,141, the National Health Commission said on April 10. The mainland also reported three new suspected cases on April 9, all imported cases.

— A total of 85 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals on April 9 on the Chinese mainland. Altogether 77,455 patients had been discharged from hospitals after recovery by April 9.

— No new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on April 9 in Central China's Hubei province. One death was reported in Hubei on April 9.

— Chinese authorities on April 9 demanded efforts to extend the coverage of nucleic acid and antibody tests in the key regions with COVID-19 outbreak risks.

The country has also urged intensified detection and prompt response to people infected with the novel coronavirus but showing no symptoms, according to a circular issued by the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council.

— China's Shanghai municipality and Guangdong province will gradually reopen schools starting April 27 as the novel coronavirus epidemic continues to ebb away across the country.

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