'Zero new cases' of local transmission of virus in Hubei, China
The Chinese province of Hubei has reported no new local cases of COVID-19 for the first time since the outbreak began.
Wuhan in Hubei province is where the coronavirus outbreak originated in December last year.
The number of deaths in Hubei province is steadily declining with eight people dying on Wednesday.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing.
New York state reported fewer than 600 coronavirus deaths on Sunday and Monday, leading its Governor Andrew Cuomo to say that there are signs that the curve is beginning to plateau.
The US has reported 1,150 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total number to nearly 11,000 and New York state has had the most cases of the virus in the country.
But Cuomo warned that the healthcare system is near breaking point.
Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York. Jayden Hardowar is one of at least 64 children in New York affected by the syndrome, but cases have been reported in Los Angeles, Boston, Louisiana and Michigan. Officials in Wuhan, China began knocking down barriers erected to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the virus threat subsides in the city, Sunday, April 5.
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