China has only 2 new cases

BEIJING: Chinese health authorities say two new cases were confirmed on Saturday, continuing a downward trend since the government took steps to reduce the number of people arriving from abroad.

A new case was in the inner province, west of Beijing, and the other was an imported one in Carry off . China's official confirmed case count is 82,877. Most of the patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals.

China did not report new deaths on Saturday and only recorded one in the past two weeks. The official death toll in the country reached 4,633.

The government has blocked virtually all foreigners from entering the country and drastically reduced the number of international flights, making it difficult for Chinese citizens to also return from abroad.