Officials in Wuhan warned residents to stay vigilant and avoid going out, even as the latest data shows a decline in new cases in the mainland and no new infections in the central city.
The country where the virus emerged late last year will observe three minutes of silence nationwide Saturday to mourn the thousands of “martyrs” who died in the fight against the pandemic, the official Xinhua News Agency reports.
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China appears to have curbed the epidemic with draconian steps that paralyzed the world’s second-biggest economy for two months.
Total infections on the mainland, a figure that excludes asymptomatic patients, stand at 81,620, while the death toll rose by four to 3,322. Worldwide, the number of cases has topped 1 million, with at least 52,000 deaths.