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Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

(Xinhua)    09:04, April 02, 2020

BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Here are the latest developments on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China:

-- Non-Beijing residents who come to the capital for medical care will have to undergo a 14-day observation at home or collectively.

-- The Wuhan-based Istituto Italo-Cinese jointly built by China's Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and the Sapienza University of Rome has cooperated with medical experts from the city's top hospital on compiling an Italian version of a COVID-19 prevention guide.

-- The power grid of Wuhan saw a maximum daily load of up to 5.62 million kW Wednesday afternoon, 30 percent higher than a week ago. The city's pillar industries including automobile making, electronic communication and pharmaceutical manufacturing saw a faster growth of electricity consumption.

-- Over one-third of all existing domestic COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland are in serious or critical conditions.

-- More than 35 million yuan (about 4.94 million U.S. dollars) has been offered as special allowances to more than 13,000 people with difficulties in Hubei.

In the meantime, nearly 6,000 people stranded in Hubei by travel restrictions were provided with temporary shelters and accommodations.

-- The National Health Commission received reports of 36 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland on Tuesday, of which 35 were imported.

A new domestic case was reported in Guangdong Province.

Also on Tuesday, seven deaths including six in Hubei Province and one in Shanghai, and 26 new suspected cases, all imported ones, were reported on the mainland.

-- The central Chinese city of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, on Tuesday reported a new imported COVID-19 case, the city's first imported case after the city had seen no new cases for seven consecutive days as of Monday. The province registered no domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

-- A total of 186 patients of COVID-19 were discharged from the hospital Tuesday on the mainland.

Altogether 76,238 patients had been discharged from the hospital after recovery by the end of Tuesday. As of Tuesday, a total of 81,554 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been reported on the mainland, and 3,312 people had died of the disease.

-- Restaurants, bookstores and barbershops will gradually reopen in Huanggang, a neighboring city of Wuhan, once the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, local authorities said.

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

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