Big Achievement: China Says all Wuhan Virus Patients Discharged, Live Updates From Around the Globe

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic began, now has no remaining cases of the infection in its hospitals, a health official has told reporters.

“The latest news is that by April 26, the number of new coronavirus patients in Wuhan was at zero, thanks to the joint efforts of Wuhan and medical staff from around the country,” National Health Commission spokesman Mi Feng said at a briefing.

The city had reported 46,452 cases, 56 percent of the national total. It saw 3,869 fatalities, or 84 percent of China’s total.

Around the Globe:

  • The coronavirus global death toll exceeded the 200,000 threshold, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) warned against countries issuing so-called “immunity passports” to those recovered from COVID-19, saying there is no evidence yet the previously infected cannot be reinfected.
  • Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the partial lifting of a curfew in all regions of the kingdom, except in the cities of Mecca and Medina, as well as the previously quarantined neighbourhoods, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
  • In the United Kingdom, an additional 813 people died in hospital after testing positive for the disease caused by the new coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 20,319.
  • India allowed a limited reopening of shops in neighbourhoods and residential areas, a month after the country of some 1.3 billion people went into lockdown.
  • Worldwide, the number of confirmed infections stood at more than 2.88 million people, with some 813,000 recoveries.

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