The Caixin reported that on Wednesday and Thursday, thousands of people assembled at the eight funeral homes in Wuhan to collect the ashes of the death.
There were three more deaths in the city on Saturday, health officials reported. Though the rest of the country came to a standstill, it remained largely open. "This funding is an initial investment, on top of the continuing funding we already provide to multilateral organizations such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF", the secretary said.
Although the virus emerged in China, it now has fewer cases than the United States and fewer deaths than Italy and Spain.
A Chinese doctor who spoke of the signs of the virus outbreak in January first week was punished for warning about the SARS-like virus.
The lawsuit alleges that the defendants were responsible for lost wages and emotional harm because they "covered up" the alleged emergence of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on USA soil.
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In Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards said he was seeking a major disaster declaration for his state by FEMA. A spokesman for Cuomo's office told Newsweek that the goal is to have the sites hold 1,000 beds each.
Wuhan, where the contagion was first detected late a year ago, was placed under lockdown in January, with residents forbidden to leave, roadblocks ring-fencing the city's outskirts and drastic restrictions on daily life.
China will drastically cut its worldwide flight routes and bar entry to returning foreigners based in the country to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, authorities said on March 26. The ruling Communist party's late response in curbing the virus came for sharp criticism at home and overseas. In the early days, most of the cases overseas, including the three Indian students who returned to Kerala, were from Wuhan. The authorities had initially protested against the imposition of travel restrictions and Beijing had taken to criticize the governments of other countries for imposing a travel ban.
"This is what an early detection and less secretive approach to contain vicious viruses like COVID-19 help", the expert said.
Gao told the journal Science in an interview published late on Friday that the "big mistake in the United States and Europe has been the failure to wear masks, which "can prevent droplets that carry the virus from escaping and infecting others". Now that China is recovering from the harsh effects of the pandemic, it wants to tell the world that China can offer useful lessons from its recent experience", Banlaoi, who heads the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research, a local think-tank, told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service.
Yet, the identity of the first COVID-19 sufferer, also known as the "patient zero", remains a mystery in China.
Elsewhere around the globe infections were on an upward trend, with Tokyo confirming more than 50 new coronavirus infections, a record daily increase, as the governor of Japan's capital urged citizens to stay indoors. On Friday, all 54 reported new cases in China were imported, according to the National Health Commission. "It at least shows that China is victorious", said Zhang Yulun, 35, who was among the workers locked out of Wuhan returning on Saturday.