China did not record any new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours for the first time since the pandemic began and detected only two suspected cases, the Chinese National Health Commission reported today.

Since last May 11, the new daily confirmed cases in China have remained below the ten but until today they have never managed to reach zero.

The two suspected cases detected yesterday – one locally in the city of Shanghai and the other from abroad in the north-eastern province of Jilin, which borders Russia and North Korea – did not rise to confirmed status, according to the Commission.

The previous day, four new cases had been counted, two of them also in Jilin, where in the last few weeks more than thirty infected people have been detected related to Chinese nationals returning to their country from Russia.

In the last 24 hours, there has also been no new death, three patients were discharged and 252 contacts close to those infected were no longer observed, the Commission said, cited by the EFE news agency.

The total number of confirmed cases in China since the start of the pandemic rises to 82,971, of which 4,634 have died.

China, the origin of the pandemic, last December, was the first country to close factories, businesses and ban travel to combat the virus, as well as the first to relaunch productive activities in March, although it is still far from pre-war levels. outbreak.

The consequent and abrupt economic crisis led to a significant destruction of employment in China, of up to 25 million jobs, according to private estimates.

Yesterday, the Chinese government promised to give local governments about 2 trillion yuan (about $ 280 billion) to alleviate the economic consequences of the pandemic.