Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


China reports 71 more virus deaths

China reports 71 more virus deaths

WORLD: China today (Feb 25) reported another 71 deaths from the novel coronavirus, the lowest daily number of fatalities in over two weeks, which raised the toll to 2,663.

CoronavirusCOVID-19
By AFP

Tuesday 25 February 2020, 08:58AM


Medical staff working at a hospital in Wuhan on Feb 22. Photo: AFP

Medical staff working at a hospital in Wuhan on Feb 22. Photo: AFP

The National Health Commission also reported 508 new confirmed cases, with all but nine in hard-hit Hubei province.

It is up from yesterday’s (Feb 24) 409 cases nationwide.

Multiple provinces in China have reported zero new cases for several days in a row now, with the World Health Organization saying yesterday that the coronavirus epidemic has “peaked” in China.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the peak in China occurred between Jan 23 and Feb 2 and the number of new cases there “has been declining steadily since then”.

However, WHO expert Bruce Aylward, leader of a joint WHO-China mission of experts, warned yesterday of outbreaks in other countries “increasing at exponential growth rates”.

Despite a downward trend in new case numbers, China continues to struggle to resume normal activity after the virus brought the world’s second-largest economy to a standstill.

The country also decided to postpone its annual parliament session for the first time since the Cultural Revolution.

Tens of millions of people remain under lockdown in Hubei province, where the virus is believed to have originated late last year.

A slight easing of the lockdown in Wuhan, Hubei’s capital, was retracted shortly after being announced yesterday.

Outbreaks in prisons and hospitals have also raised further concerns about ineffective containment measures.

The Communist Party’s political and legal affairs commission said today that 323 coronavirus cases were reported in Hubei prisons by Sunday (Feb 23), including 279 in the Wuhan Women’s Prison.

Elsewhere, South Korea reported 60 more novel coronavirus cases on today, the smallest increase for four days in the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s morning updates.

The country now has 893 cases, the KCDC said - the largest national total anywhere outside China - adding one more person had died, taking the toll to eight.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Governor orders ’shut down’ for Karon, Rawai

I BELIEVE THIS MISURE IS WISE, BUT NOW OPEN THE NAI HARN BEACH ONLY TO THE RESIDENT,only for walking...(Read More)


French tourists arrested for hookah party in Kamala

They are indeed idiot not to have followed the Law...Trust they get the sentence they deserve. Never...(Read More)


Patong blockade: No face mask, no entry

@DKK, For your information the reason I drive a CAR in Patong is because my wife works in the govern...(Read More)


Immigration Bureau pursues visa relief for foreigners

@Kurt I'm in the over 70 at risk group. Prime Minister says I can be arrested for leaving resi...(Read More)


French tourists arrested for hookah party in Kamala

Kurt,people are advised to stay home.Therefore nobody should visit you for a "High Tea".Th...(Read More)


Phuket Governor orders ’shut down’ for Karon, Rawai

Easy enough to double check but my understanding (and I live in Rawai is that the Karon checkpoint i...(Read More)


Immigration Bureau pursues visa relief for foreigners

@Foot. No ! No changes for Non-O retirement visas !...(Read More)


French tourists arrested for hookah party in Kamala

Funny,none of those commenting here (except K } gave his opinion on the drug pool party involving pe...(Read More)


Immigration Bureau pursues visa relief for foreigners

I have a business visa that requires an exit & return at 90 days What is happening with those ...(Read More)