China reports no new virus cases for first time


China achieves a zero-death milestone a day after the opening of the National People's Congress yesterday in Beijing. – EPA pic, May 23, 2020.

CHINA today reported zero new coronavirus infections for the first time since it started reporting data in January, a day after Communist Party leaders celebrated “major achievements” in the virus fight.

The virus first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, but cases have dwindled dramatically from the peak in mid-February as the country appears to have brought the virus largely under control.


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