Three months after the deadly virus hit a destructive trail from China, the origin country has announced that there was no domestic case on Thursday from the epicentre, sending a ray of hope for millions across the globe.
China announced that no new domestic cases of the COVID-19 was confirmed, including in the virus’ epicentre Wuhan, even as eight more fatalities have been reported, taking the death toll in the country to 3,245.
However, a total of 34 new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday, all of which were from those arriving from abroad, marking a sharp increase, it said.
Capital of the central Hubei Province Wuhan also reported no cases. The Health Commission of Hubei Province said the total confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease in Wuhan and Hubei remained at 50,005 and 67,800 respectively on Wednesday with no confirmed cases. The NHC said the number of imported cases in China rose to 189 with 34 confirmed cases from the people arriving from abroad.
The coronavirus outbreak has killed 8,809 people and infected 21,8631 across 157 countries and territories, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University.