China achieves major progress in coronavirus fight for current stage: official

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-13 17:24:37|Editor: huaxia

Medical team members from east China's Jiangxi Province temporarily take off masks for a group photo after the closing ceremony at Wuchang temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- China's epidemic prevention and control situation continues to improve, recording some major progress for the current stage, a health commission spokesperson said Friday.

The Chinese mainland reported eight new confirmed cases on Thursday, with five in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the outbreak, said Mi Feng, spokesperson for the National Health Commission, at a press conference in Beijing.

All of the three new cases outside Hubei Province were imported from outside the mainland, bringing the total number of imported cases to 88, Mi said.

As of Thursday, a total of 21 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps had seen no new indigenous cases for more than 14 days, while six provincial-level regions had reported no new indigenous cases for more than a week, Mi said.