The total number of victims of the coronavirus in China is 1,868 people (an increase of 98 people per day). All cases of infection exceeded 72, 4 thousand. More than 12 thousand were cured and discharged from hospitals.
The rate of spread of the coronavirus (its official name is COVID-19) has slowed down, and the death rate is decreasing, the Chinese authorities noted. At the same time, there have been no cases of virus detection in new countries for 10 days. Against this backdrop, global automakers resume work in China.
The World Health Organization is optimistic, but calls for caution. "The data indicate a decline in the number of new cases, but this data must be interpreted with great caution. It is too early to say that the decline will continue. We are considering all possible scenarios," said the WHO director.
China has given permission to sell the drug Favi-pira-vir as a potential cure for the coronavirus. It is also recommended for prophylaxis.
Meanwhile, in St. Petersburg, the court forcibly sent to the hospital a Russian woman Alla Ilyina, who had previously escaped from quarantine. She was placed there because of suspected coronavirus.