In the last 24 hours and for the first time since the outbreak, no new cases of people infected with coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) have been recorded in the Chinese region of Hubei, excluding the capital Wuhan . Hubei is the region where the virus spread.
On Thursday March 5, the Chinese authorities announced that there are 126 new confirmed cases in Wuhan, but also that in the province, in addition to these, there are no new infections. Outside Hubei, however, there have been 17 confirmed new cases, which have brought the total number of new infections to 143. In the country, so far, 3,042 people have been infected with the virus, 30 more than a day previous, the lowest number since February 27th.
In some Chinese regions where travel restrictions were in place, bans have been eased and some people have returned to work. And in the provinces where no new cases have been reported, dates have been set for the reopening of schools. In the northwestern province of Qinghai, for example, schools will reopen between 11 and 20 March. In the southwestern province of Guizhou, which has experienced no new infections in the past 18 days, schools will begin March 16.