Robert: China reports no new local cases of coronavirus for the first time in months

China has announced no new local coronavirus cases for the first time in three months, according to sources. While the country has recently reported thirty-four new infections, all cases were people who caught the virus outside the country.

“It’s very clear that the actions taken in China have almost brought to an end their first wave of infections,” said Ben Cowling, head of the division of epidemiology and biostatistics at Hong Kong University’s School of Public Health. “The question is what will happen if there’s a second wave because the kind of measures that China has implemented are not necessarily sustainable in the long term.”

In major cities like Shanghai and Beijing, restaurants and shops are re-opening. Across the country, businesses and factories are gradually re-opening as well.

Schools remain online for the time being.

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