China records no new coronavirus cases for first time since outbreak began

 People wearing protective face masks cross a road during evening rush-hour on the first day of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China, 22 May 2020. 
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Date of Publication: May 22, 2020

Source: Global News

There have been no new confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China on May 22 for the first time since the pandemic began. Since March, major restrictions have helped to decrease the transmission of the virus. However, recently, imported cases from Chinese citizens returning from abroad have continued to arise, as well as small clusters of infectious cases in various parts of the country. Wuhan also experienced a cluster of infections which, since the relaxing of counter-epidemic measures, may lead to mass-testing of all 11 million Wuhan residents for COVID-19.

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