SHANGHAI / TOKYO (Reuters) – More than 2,600 new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in China with deaths up to 143, health officials said on Saturday, when the United States appealed to its citizens. Leave the cruise ship infected with the virus. Japan.
China is struggling to bring the world's second-largest economy back to work after a long Chinese New Year holiday with the central bank pledging to support companies, but the travel ban and quarantine orders remain. disappointing businesses as usual.
Beijing has told those who return for a 14-day quarantine, while the Ministry of Transport said the travel volume was only one-fifth of what they normally had after the holiday, extended by 10. days to prevent viruses.
The total number of infections across mainland China was 66,492 after 2,641 new cases were confirmed on Friday, the National Health Commission said.
The number of deaths increased from 143 to 1,523, according to the report, with most of the new deaths in central Hubei province and especially the capital of Wuhan, a city of 11 million people beginning the outbreak in November. twelfth.
Liang Wannian, official of the National Health Commission, told a news conference that the government will maintain its efforts to prevent the spread of the virus in Wuhan, with a focus on reducing infection rates and dead.
The city has been locked for three weeks, but daily figures give little indication that restrictions are preventing the spread of disease or …
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