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National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China
Xi chairs politburo meeting to consolidate gains in outbreak response and economic resurgence
General Secretary Xi Jinping chaired a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on March 27 to assess response to the COVID-19 outbreak and state of the economy in and beyond China and to discuss further plans to both defeat the virus and ensure economic and social development.
Reviewing significant developments in outbreak control and economic performance at home and broad, the Political Bureau underscored that the accelerating spread of COVID-19 outside China has seriously impacted the global economy and trade. It is also making it harder to prevent the importation of cases and putting greater strains on economic growth and particularly the restoration of industrial chains in China…
March 28: Daily briefing on novel coronavirus cases in China
On March 27, 31 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland as well as the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 54 new cases of confirmed infections (all are imported cases), 29 new cases of suspected infections, and 3 deaths (all in Hubei province). 383 patients were released from hospital after being cured. 758 people who had had close contact with infected patients were freed from medical observation. Serious cases decreased by 113.
China puts major restrictions on inbound air travel
China was compelled to temporarily suspend entry into the country of foreign passport holders with valid visas or residence permits in order to deal with the spread of COVID-19, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on March 27.
“We also took into account the practices of many other countries,” Geng said at a regular news conference in Beijing.
He said China will stay in close touch with all parties and properly handle personnel exchanges with the rest of the world.
The suspension, announced on March 26, will take effect on March 28, and will also apply to the entry of foreign nationals holding Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation business travel cards…