Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-26 10:22:23|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Here are the latest developments on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China:

-- China hopes the G20 extraordinary virtual leaders' summit on COVID-19 will reinforce solidarity, cooperation and coordination, and boost the confidence as the world is grappling with the novel coronavirus pandemic, Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu said Wednesday.

The summit will be hosted via video by Saudi Arabia, which holds the presidency of the G20 this year.

-- No new domestically transmitted cases of the COVID-19 were reported on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday.

The National Health Commission received reports of 67 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday, all of which were imported.

-- Also on Wednesday, six deaths and 58 new suspected cases were reported on the mainland with all the deaths in Hubei Province and all the suspected cases from abroad.

A total of 401 people were discharged from the hospital after recovery, while the number of severe cases decreased by 164 to 1,235.

-- The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 81,285 by the end of Wednesday, including 3,947 patients who were still being treated, 74,051 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,287 people who died of the disease.

-- By the end of Wednesday, 410 confirmed cases including four deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 30 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 235 in Taiwan including two deaths.

A total of 106 patients in Hong Kong, 10 in Macao and 29 in Taiwan had been discharged from the hospital after recovery.

-- No new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 were reported Wednesday in Wuhan, the former hardest-hit city in central China's Hubei Province.

-- Commercial flights will resume operations in Wuhan starting on April 8, excluding international flights and those between Wuhan and Beijing, Wang Benju, with the provincial department of transportation, told a press conference on Wednesday.

-- Construction has resumed on 65 airport projects across China, representing more than 80 percent of the country's airport projects under construction, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.