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China may contain Covid19 By April end

As China confirms 433 new cases of Coronavirus on Thursday, the Chinese health officials have said that the Covid19 (Coronavirus) may be ‘under control’ by coming April end.

The National Health Commission of China have said that out of the 433 new cases that was reported to have been infected, 409 cases were reported from the Hubei Province which is the epicentre of the Coronavirus outbreak. A total of 78,497 cases of Coronavirus infection have been reported so far and the death toll till date is said to be numbered 2,744. Of the 78,497 cases of infection, 32,495 patients is said to have been recovered.

Outbreak to be ‘Under Control’ by April End

The National Health Commission of China have said that as there was no massive outbreak of the Coronavirus outside Wuhan in mainland China and that the Coronavirus would be under control by the end of April due to the strong intervention by the Chinese government. Also, the number has began to drop after February 15, it added.

As the number of Coronovirus infections dropped in Mainland China, South Korea have reportedly picked up their number and frequency of infection as it reported 344 new infection, thus making its total to 1595 so far.

It is also said that more than 40 countries outside China have reportedly been infected by the Coronavirus. South Korea is second in position to have the highest number of Coronavirus infection after China.

The Coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan in the Hubei province in China in December 2019. Since then, it has affected almost 80,000 people in China.

WHO (World Health Organization) have said that the symptoms for infection of Coronavirus include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties and in more severe cases, Covid19 infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

WHO have recommended regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking of meat and eggs to avoid infection. It has also advised to avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.