China reports no new coronavirus cases for first time since pandemic began

The Economic Times | May 23, 2020 at 10:56 AM
  • China has seen a sharp fall in locally transmitted cases since March as major restrictions on people movement helped it to take control of the epidemic in many parts of the country.
  • It has continued to see an influx of imported cases, mainly involving Chinese nationals returning from abroad, while new clusters of infections in the northeastern border provinces of Jilin and Heilongjiang have emerged in recent weeks.
  • The number of confirmed cases in the mainland stood at 82,971 and the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.