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Latest developments in epidemic control on March 25 (1)

Xinhua|Updated: 2020-03-25

BEIJING — Here are the latest developments on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China:

— No new domestically transmitted cases of the COVID-19 were reported on the Chinese mainland on March 24.

The National Health Commission received reports of 47 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on March 24, all of which were imported.

— Also on March 24, 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 March 24, while the number of severe cases decreased by 174 to 1,399.

— By the end of March 24, 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 capital city of Wuhan, local authorities said March 24.

— No new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 were reported March 24 in Wuhan.

— Wuhan started to resume bus service after nine weeks of lockdown on March 25.

— Beijing reported five new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 from other countries on March 24.