COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland

Life is slowly returning to Wuhan as restrictions on movement are eased

Mainland China reported 30 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, up from 19 a day earlier when business with travelers from overseas and local broadcasts increased, highlighting the difficulty in eradicating the outbreak.

The Chinese mainland had a total of 913 confirmed imported cases as of Saturday night, with 18 in severe conditions, 216 already discharged from hospitals and zero deaths, it said.

Imported cases and also asymptomatic patients, that have the infection and also can offer it to others however reveal no signs, have actually ended up being China's primary worry in current weeks after extreme control procedures done well in reducing the infection price.

China has sold almost four billion masks to foreign countries since March, officials said on Sunday, as they tried to stem widespread fears over the quality of medical exports.

In Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and the epicenter of the outbreak, all traffic lights in urban areas turned red at 10 a.m. and all road traffic ceased for three minutes, Reuters reported.

First being recorded late a year ago in China, the COVID-19 coronavirus has spread around the world sending billions of people into lockdown.

Hubei began easing travel curbs late last month, part of a wider effort to get the economy back on track.


"Epidemic-free" status allows people living in Wuhan compounds to leave their homes for two hours at a time.

China has exported 3.86 billion masks, 37.5 million pieces of protective clothing, 16,000 ventilators and 2.84 million COVID-19 testing kits since March 1, customs official Jin Hai said, with orders to more than 50 countries.

The country has closed off its borders to nearly all foreigners as the virus spread globally, though most of the imported cases involve Chinese nationals returning from overseas.

It began testing all worldwide arrivals for the coronavirus from April 1, a customs department official said. All were Chinese citizens who had flown from Moscow to Vladivostok and travelled to China by road.

China said the manufacturer "stated clearly that (the masks) are non-surgical". "This is a time for solidarity, collaboration and mutual support", Cui wrote.

China's National Health Commission said the five locally transmitted cases were reported from the southeastern province of Guangdong. All were in the southern coastal province of Guangdong.

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