Chinese officials say there are about 1,900 new cases of the coronavirus or COVID-19.
That’s the first time the daily figure has fallen below 2,000 since Jan. 30 — bringing the Chinese mainland total to more than 72,000.
CGTN’s Xu Mengqi reports from Wuhan with the latest.
To discuss all of this:
- Cheng Li is the director of the Thornton China Center and a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution.
- Kate Tulenko focuses on global health workforce services as the founder and CEO of Corvus Health.
- Arthur Dong is a professor at Georgetown University’s School of Business and advises US firms operating in China.
- Wang Guan is a CGTN news anchor based in Beijing.
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