China Live Updates
- China mandates tests for key public workers leaving Wuhan. China ordered on Saturday that anyone in Wuhan working in certain service-related jobs must take a coronavirus test if they want to leave the city.
- The Chinese city of Wuhan has raised its number of fatalities by 1290 to 3,869, most of China’s total. That brings the total fatalities in nationwide to at least 4,642. Wuhan also revised up its number of confirmed cases by 325 to 50,333, accounting for about two-thirds of China’s total 82,367 announced cases. Almost 78,000 of the patients have already recovered.
- China reported on Friday that its economy shrank 6.8 percent during the first quarter of 2020 – the first-ever slump in 44 years.
- China on Monday reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases in nearly six weeks the previous day, with the majority involving people returning from other countries. After a period where the number of infections seemed to level off, the uptick has heightened fears of a second wave and led to new constraints on travel.
- China reported 108 new virus cases, 98 of which were imported from overseas, its highest figure since early March. The country where the disease first emerged has largely brought its domestic outbreak under control, but it faces a fresh battle against imported infections, mostly Chinese nationals returning home.