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Coronavirus cases fall for third straight day, as China reveals early alarm

Beijing: China reported on Sunday a drop in new virus cases for the third straight day, as it became apparent that the country’s leadership was aware of the potential gravity of the situation well before the alarm was sounded.

There are 2009 new cases in mainland China, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 68,500, according to the country’s National Health Commission.

A Chinese worker wears a protective mask suit as he checks customers' temperatures in a shopping area in Beijing.

A Chinese worker wears a protective mask suit as he checks customers’ temperatures in a shopping area in Beijing.Credit:Getty Images

The fatality rate remained stable with 142 new deaths. The death toll in mainland China from COVID-19, a disease stemming from a new form of coronavirus, now stands at 1665.

The outbreak began in December in Wuhan, capital of the central Chinese province of Hubei.

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