(20200307) PRESS RELEASE ON COMBATING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
2020/03/07

 

1. Briefing on COVID-19 cases in China

According to China's National Health Commission and the State Council inter-agency task force, the latest development of COVID-19 cases in China's mainland is as follows:

(1)  March 6 saw ZERO fatality and 25 newly confirmed cases excluding Hubei province, among which 24 were imported cases and only 1 was local transmission.

(2) In Hubei Province, 1,502 more patients were discharged from hospitals. Newly confirmed cases dropped to 74 nearly half compared to last week, and they were all reported in city of Wuhan. Other cities in Hubei Province reported ZERO newly confirmed cases for 2 days in a row.

(3) 26 provinces (out of 31) reported ZERO newly confirmed cases, in which 9 provinces was clear for 14 consecutive days.

(4) As of 24:00 on March 6 (Beijing Time), 80,651 confirmed cases have been reported, including 55,404 cured cases and 3,070 fatalities.

2. Students to embrace e-learning

(1) To help contain the epidemic, the Ministry of Education announced that school should delay the opening of the spring semester until further notice. It called for "nonstop teaching and learning" and encouraged various online education methods.

(2) Schools are adopting different measures to hold on-line classes and tests. Communication base stations have been established in remote and rural areas. Many provinces are introducing concrete measures to help poverty-stricken students attend online courses.

3. Chinese government is contributing USD 20 million to the WHO to bolster the global fight against COVID-19.

 

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