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Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

(Xinhua)    10:30, March 15, 2020

WUHAN, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Here are the latest developments on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China:

-- China has been helping individuals stranded by the coronavirus outbreak and other disadvantaged groups get through difficulties with measures including funding their board and lodging and granting them temporary allowances.

-- Hubei, the hard hit province in the novel coronavirus outbreak, will introduce differentiated neighborhood management policy. The neighborhood lock-down policy will be completely lifted in both city and rural areas in those low-risk areas.

-- Beijing reported one new confirmed case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) imported from the United States on Friday.

-- All inbound flights at Beijing Daxing International Airport have been transferred to Beijing Capital International Airport as Beijing steps up efforts in minimizing the risk of imported COVID-19 cases.

-- The numbers of locally transmitted confirmed and suspected cases of the COVID-19 on the Chinese mainland have been continuously falling for nearly a week, the National Health Commission spokesperson Mi Feng said Saturday.

About 72.9 percent of the COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province and the epicenter of the outbreak, have been discharged from hospitals after recovery.

The rates were 92.7 percent in Hubei Province excluding Wuhan, and 97.3 percent on the Chinese mainland excluding Hubei. The recovery rate has been on the rise over the past week.

-- A total of 198 parks in Shanghai have resumed operation as of Saturday as the novel coronavirus epidemic begins to recede, said the Shanghai Landscaping and City Appearance Administrative Bureau.

By March 20, the remaining 335 city parks, except those temporarily closed for renovation and maintenance, will also reopen to the public.

-- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported seven new imported cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of imported cases to 95, according to the National Health Commission Saturday.

-- A total of 1,430 patients of the COVID-19 were discharged from hospital Friday on the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Saturday. In total, 65,541 patients had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Friday.

-- Central China's Hubei Province reported four new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 and 13 deaths on Friday. All of the new confirmed cases were in Wuhan.

As of Friday, Hubei had seen no new confirmed COVID-19 cases for nine consecutive days in its 16 cities and prefectures outside Wuhan.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: Xian Jiangnan, Bianji)

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