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Wuhan: No new deaths as normalcy returns to coronavirus origin



Wuhan, the Chinese city where coronavirus originated, has returned to normal life.

On Tuesday, there was a drop in new coronavirus cases and no new deaths for the first time.

The world’s most populous country had 32 new cases on Monday- all patients just arrived from overseas, Reuters reports.

The figure was down from 39 cases a day earlier, the National Health Commission said.

Wuhan reported only two new confirmed cases in the past 14 days.

As a confirmation of resumption of activities, the government is to allow people to leave the city from tomorrow.

This would be the first time since the lockdown was effected on January 23 to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

People’s Daily, the largest newspaper in China, tweeted: “Over 80 bullet trains, at all three train stations in #Wuhan, Hubei, stand ready for operation on Wednesday. The city’s travel ban under #COVID19 will be lifted on April 8.”

However, international flights have been cut to 3,000 daily from the tens of thousands before the outbreak.

The global pandemic has affected nearly 82,000 people and killed more than 3,300 people.

The three worst hit countries are Italy, Spain and the United States with over 40,000 deaths combined.

Nigeria has recorded five deaths since the index case was announced on February 28.

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