Coronavirus: China reports no new cases in 24 hours for first time
Saturday, 23 May 2020
China registered no new cases of people infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the 24-hour period ending on Saturday, for the first time since it started publishing figures on the pandemic in January.
The spread of the virus, which first appeared in Wuhan in late 2019, has been practically stopped in China, where close to 83,000 cases of infection, 4,634 of them fatal, have been registered so far.
Worldwide, more than five million people have been infected and around 330,000 have died.
“We have obtained a major strategic success in our response to Covid-19,” Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said on Friday at the opening of the Plenary Session of the country’s Popular National Assembly.