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Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

(Xinhua)    10:56, March 26, 2020

BEIJING, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Here are the latest developments on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China:

-- A team of 14 medical experts from east China's Fujian Province departed on a chartered flight to Italy on Wednesday to aid the European country's fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

-- Nearly 20 provinces and cities across China have reopened their tourist sites as the coronavirus outbreak subsides.

China's cultural and tourism industry has turned to digital approaches to deflect the blow delivered by the novel coronavirus, picking up steam in its recovery and boosting fledgling businesses such as virtual tours.

-- Construction on 65 airport projects has been resumed across China, representing more than 80 percent of the country's airport projects under construction.

-- Beijing has opened four free psychological counseling hotlines for overseas Chinese to help relieve emotional stress caused by the pandemic of novel coronavirus.

-- No new domestically transmitted cases of the COVID-19 were reported on the Chinese mainland on Tuesday.

The National Health Commission received reports of 47 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Tuesday, all of which were imported.

-- Also on Tuesday, four deaths and 33 new suspected cases were reported on the mainland with three of the deaths reported in Hubei Province.

A total of 491 people were discharged from the hospital after recovery on Tuesday, while the number of severe cases decreased by 174 to 1,399.

-- By the end of Tuesday, 386 confirmed cases including four deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 26 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 216 in Taiwan including two deaths.

A total of 102 patients in Hong Kong, 10 in Macao and 29 in Taiwan had been discharged from the hospital after recovery.

-- Hubei Province has lifted outbound travel restrictions in all areas except the provincial capital city of Wuhan.

No new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 were reported Tuesday in Wuhan, and the city started to resume bus service after nine weeks of lockdown on Wednesday.

-- Beijing reported five new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 from other countries on Tuesday. Shanghai reported 19 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of imported cases in the city to 94.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: He Zhuoyan, Liang Jun)

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