China has reported zero new infected cases, the first time since the outbreak

The COVID-19 might seem like it’s never going to pass. Week after week, all we’re getting are grim news of new deaths or increase in the number of infected.

So let’s look on the brighter side of things. Mainland China has reported zero domestic cases!

The first time since the virus outbreak which happened in December 2019 – although it was suspected to happen as early as November 2019.

On March 18, the National Health Commission said it’s the first time Hubei province reported zero cases and the 34 new infections are from overseas visitors.

The number of deaths has also decreased drastically, from peeking to 150 deaths in February 2020, to 8 reported deaths since yesterday, bringing the total to 3,245.

IMAGE: ABC News

In China, the total number of infected are now at 80,928 but a total of 70,420 patients have recovered as of writing.

In other countries, lockdown and movement control has taken effect as it doesn’t seem to be looking good especially in Italy which had reported 3,526 cases overnight.

This is evident that a lockdown or movement control is improving the situation and social distancing proves to be working.

If your country has or plans to implement these measures please just adhere to it so we can eradicate this pandemic and get back to our normal lives.

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