Wuhan lockdown significantly cuts COVID-19 infections

Andrew Cummings
March 31, 2020

It has been more than seven days since a single case of deadly coronavirus was reported in China's Wuhan city and life is slowly coming back to normalcy.

Asymptomatic patients under observation numbered 1,541 by Monday, with 205 of the cases having come from overseas, the commission said separately.

Some Wuhan residents estimated that many funeral homes in the city are giving out 3,500 urns each day, while another calculation estimated the capacity of each funeral home which led to a conclusion that there would be more than 40,000 death cases in the area. According to local estimates, some 42,000 people have died after being infected with the virus, while the official statistic puts the death toll at just 3,304 deaths.

Data from China's National Health Commission shows 2,535 out of China's total COVID-19 deaths of 3,305 until 1:29 p.m., Monday were accounted for by Hubei province. According to a report by Radio Free Asia (RFA), there's rising skepticism in regards to the official determine of two, 500 deaths within the metropolis, and lots of say that the official loss of life toll is being reported from the loss of life toll.


Wuhan's residents have also alleged that the officials were trying to buy out the silence of the residents through monetary offers. No new confirmed case was reported in Wuhan.

There are no independent inquiry and it's high time that the world takes note of it.

"Once asymptomatic cases are discovered, it's required to immediately implement strictly centralised isolation and medical management, release information openly and transparently, resolutely prevent late reporting and omissions, identify the source as soon as possible, and quarantine close contacts for medical observation", Bloomberg quoted the statement issued at the meeting.

The virus has killed more than 39,000 people and infected over 803,000 globally, while some 172,600 people recovered from the disease, according to figures collated by the USA -based Johns Hopkins University.


Italy has reported more than 97,000 cases and upwards of 10,000 deaths.

At a Monday meeting led by Premier Li Keqiang, a special central government coronavirus taskforce said the country needed to pay attention to potential "leaks" in control and prevention. But, a new report, raises key questions. This claim is far more than the government's figures for the number of deaths.

McIntyre said stepping up tests was a necessary step.


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