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COVID-19 outbreak: China to observe April 4 as mourning day for coronavirus victims

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Wuhan, Apr 03: China is all set to hold national mourning day on Saturday for those who lost their lives in the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic.

According to media reports, a three minute silence will be observed on April 4 across the country "while air raid sirens and horns of automobiles, trains and ships will wail in grief."

COVID-19 outbreak: China to observe April 4 as mourning day for coronavirus victims

Meanwhile, the official in Wuhan, the epicentre of China's coronavirus epidemic warned its residents to increase self-protection measures and avoid going out to avoid a resurgence of infections.

It can be seen that China has considerably curbed the outbreak through transport restrictions that paralysed the country and its economy for two months.

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Top officials who are associated with the fight against the novel virus remain concerned about the risk of a second wave. However, as dozens of new COVID-19 cases involving travellers from overseas continue to be reported each day.

It can be seen that China has reported a total of 81,589 confirmed cases, which exclude asymptomatic patients, and 3,318 deaths from the outbreak. Overall, the number of cases has crossed over 9 lakh, with at least 52,000 deaths.

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