China, where its city of Wuhan is believed to be the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, has reported no coronavirus-related deaths for its 10th straight day, according to the New York Post.
This may be a sign of hope for other countries, and in some cases cities that are currently seeing death tolls in the hundreds on a daily basis.
Despite no new deaths, a dozen new cases were reported today, 11 of which were brought from overseas and one local transmission in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang on the Russian border, health officials told the Associated Press.
While China has slowly been reopening its economy, there are currently 838 people still hospitalized with COVID-19 in the country.
Another 1,000 people are in isolation and are being monitored as either suspected cases or having tested positive for the virus without having symptoms.
In total, China has reported 4,632 deaths among its 82,816 cases. China officially ended its lockdown of Wuhan after 76 days earlier this month. In addition to reopening businesses and restaurants, the country also lifted some travel restrictions.
Additionally, residents with a government-assigned green QR code on their mobile phones, which means that they have been deemed healthy enough for travel inside and outside the city, have been allowed to go back to work as long as their employers issue them a letter.
While China celebrates this victory, the country continues to face harsh criticism for its documented racist and xenophobic treatment of Africans and African-Americans in the country.
Videos showing Black people attacked and kicked out of businesses sparked widespread outrage in the coming weeks.
A few leaders, including Ugandan politician Bobi Wine, were working to airlift victims out of China to safety.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates.