China on Monday reported that there had been no new indigenous cases of the novel coronavirus in the country, though there were 39 new imported cases, according to the country’s health authority.

In its daily briefing on COVID-19, the National Health Commission said: “39 new [imported] cases of confirmed infections, 47 new cases of suspected infections, and 9 deaths (all in Hubei province)” in the last 24 hours across the mainland China.

This marks the fifth successive day with no new infections in Wuhan city, where the virus was first reported in December last year and spread across the

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