June 12, 2020 / 10:42 AM / 22 days ago

China's Hubei province to further lower COVID-19 emergency response level

FILE PHOTO: Residents wearing face masks line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Hubei province, China May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING (Reuters) - Government of China’s central Hubei province said on Friday it will lower its COVID-19 emergency response from level II to level III effective from Saturday.

Hubei, the original epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, has no confirmed cases over the past 24 days, the government said.

Reporting by Lusha Zhang, Judy Hua and Ryan Woo; Editing by Alex Richardson

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