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During the 24 hours of March 31, no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Hunan.
As of 24:00 on March 31, a total of 1,018 cumulativeconfirmed cases had been reported in Hunan, 4 people had died, and 1,014 patients had been discharged from hospitals.There are 4 cases of asymptomatic infection (all from abroad).A total of 27,331 close contacts have been traced, among whom 148 are under medical observation while 27,183 others have been discharged.

Hunan downgraded its emergency response toward the COVID-19 outbreak from the second level to the third level, decided by the Hunan Leading Group on Epidemic Prevention and Control. This decision was made in line with the state regulations and the provincial emergency response plans for public health incidents, and based on current situations.

Local authorities are required to continue to implement measures to prevent imported cases and a rebound of the epidemic, consolidate the effectiveness of epidemic prevention and control, and promote the resumption of work, production and school , so as to win the battle against the epidemic while maintaining economic and social development.


The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of April 1, 2020.


According to the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 5:00 pm EST on March 31 (5:00 a.m. on April 1, Beijing time),  more than 800,000 cumulativeconfirmed cases of the COVID-19  had been reported worldwide, more than 40,000 people had died.



On March 31 local time, US President Trump said at a White House conference that the United States is undergoing unprecedented tests. "The peak of the epidemic is coming, and it is ferocious." Americans should be prepared. The next two weeks will be very difficult, very very painful. He also emphasized that adherence to the epidemic prevention guidelines is "a matter of life and death."



As of 6:00 pm on March 31 local time,  more than 105,792 cumulativeconfirmed cases of the COVID-19  had been reported in Italymore than 12,428 people had died.


Italy s National Institute of Health Silvio Brucefaro said on the 31st that according to the growth curve, the Italian epidemic has now entered a plateau.


At 12:00 on the 31st of Italian time, the Italian national flag was lowered at half mourning to mourn all the victims of the COVID-19.


United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday said that the COVID-19 pandemic is the most challenging crisis since the Second World War as it represents a threat to everybody.

The pandemic "represents a threat to everybody in the world and ... it has an economic impact that will bring a recession that probably has no parallel in the recent past," Guterres said at the virtual press launch of the UN report "Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19."

"The combination of the two facts and the risk that it contributes to enhanced instability, enhanced unrest, and enhanced conflict are things that make us believe that this is, indeed, the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War and the one that needs a stronger and more effective response that is only possible in solidarity if everybody comes together and if we forget political games and understand that it is humankind that is at stake," the UN chief said.

Noting that he has been in touch with world leaders about the pandemic, the secretary-general said that "there is a growing consciousness that we are in this together and we need to come out of it together."



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