Breaking news: For the first time in over 3 months, China has reported NO new cases of the virus! This major milestone comes as a glimmer of hope as the rest of the world faces a massive surge in the number of infected. If the numbers coming out of China are accurate, this could indicate that social distancing and other drastic measures have the capacity to drastically curb the spread of the virus. Despite this hopeful news, though, critics remain skeptical and say that China is not out of the woods. The danger of a revived contagion is still very likely.
Here’s what some people are saying about it:
New York Times: China reports no new cases for first time in 3 months!
China on Thursday reported no new local infections for the first time since the coronavirus crisis began 3 months ago, reaching a milestone in its battle with the deadly outbreak https://t.co/PvbykP7fcm— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 19, 2020
This is what the streets of China currently look like!
CHINA KNOWS MORE THAN THEY ARE TELLING.— Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) March 19, 2020
WHAT COULD MAKE US SHUT DOWN OUR CITIES LIKE THIS?
A modern-day “I Am Legend” Is there anyone out there? ChinaPneumonia #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/SggObkRUlg 03#WednsdayWisdom
Europe surpasses China in number of Covid-19 cases.
#Coronavirus latest:— Bloomberg (@business) March 19, 2020
-Cases hit 210,843 globally; deaths exceed 8,600
-Europe surpasses China in the number of cases
-ECB launches emergency bond-buying program
-Early drug trials on patients yield mixed results
-Wuhan reports zero new infectionshttps://t.co/HNlkSYaGU7
NBC: China is reports no new cases for the first time.
China’s National Health Commission on Thursday reported no new domestic cases of coronavirus for the first time since the global health pandemic began. https://t.co/efDkYwNGtU— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) March 19, 2020