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  • People wear masks as they walk in Milan, Italy, Feb. 24, 2020.

    People wear masks as they walk in Milan, Italy, Feb. 24, 2020. | Photo: Xinhua

Published 5 March 2020
Opinion

Up to 2,241 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the globe as of Thursday.

Up to 2,241 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the globe as of Thursday, bringing the total count to 95,333, according to the latest official data by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Five countries, territories and areas reported COVID-19 cases for the first time in the past 24 hours.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized the importance of implementing a comprehensive approach to mitigate the impact of the virus in a briefing on Wednesday.

Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 126 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 29 deaths on Thursday, the National Health Commission said Friday.

The latest report brought the total confirmed cases in the hard-hit province to 67,592 and that of total deaths to 2,931.

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