Wuhan reports no new coronavirus cases today — travelers not so good

The central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, reported no new infections for the first time. However imported cases in China surged by a record number, led by new infections in the capital of Beijing.

The new imported infections also accounted for all of the new confirmed cases in mainland China, placing more pressure on authorities to screen travellers at key travel hubs…

That brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China so far to 80,928, the health authority said in a statement on Thursday.

The death toll from the outbreak in mainland China had reached 3,245 as of the end of Wednesday, up by eight from the previous day.

This in from Australia in the last half-hour. Caught a mention of it a short while earlier on Rachel Maddow’s show. No doubt, we’ll have more details in the morning.

The sun does continue to rise. Human beings continue to learn more – some of us – every day.

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