Mainland China, outside the Hubei region, reported no new locally transmitted coronavirus cases for the second day Monday, as a prime Communist Party delegate warned against reducing vigilance and of the risk the outbreak poses for social stability.
China had 40 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections as of Sunday, the National Health Commission (NHC) stated, down from 44 cases a day prior, and the lowest number since the health authority started publishing nationwide numbers on January 20.
Among the new cases, 36 had been in Wuhan, while the remaining four in the Gansu region had been imported from Iran.
Despite the positive news, Chen Yixin, secretary-general of the Communist Party’s Politics and Law Commission, stated nobody should let their guard down.
The new cases of Coronavirus on Sunday brought the overall accumulated number of cases in mainland China to 80,735.
While the domestic spread of the COVID-19 has significantly reduced in recent days, authorities are aware of dangers stemming from people – foreigners and Chinese nationals – traveling back to China from new hot spots overseas.
Zhong Nanshan, NHC chief team investigating the novel coronavirus epidemic, stated it might persist worldwide until at least June, media reported.