China Eases Coronavirus Lockdown in Wuhan amid Concerns (+Video)
- April, 10, 2020 - 13:34
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - China’s Wuhan city is relaxing its tough two-month lockdown but still testing residents regularly as concerns still remain in China over an influx of infected patients from overseas.
China reported a fall in new coronavirus cases on Friday after leaders promised to accelerate the country’s economic recovery, boost domestic demand and put more people back to work, Reuters reported.
The country reported 42 new cases on Thursday, down from 63 a day earlier. Of the daily total, 38 were imported, down from 61 on Wednesday.
China’s central government coronavirus taskforce chaired by Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday that they would speed up efforts to revive the economy while at the same time introducing targeted measures aimed at preventing infected people from crossing the country’s border.
The virus, which first broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, has since spread around the world infecting more than 1.4 million people, killing more than 87,700.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global economy as governments imposed lockdowns to rein in its spread.