The strict social distancing measures, including a near 11-week travel ban, appear to have paid off, and life is slowly getting back to normal in Wuhan, even as the virus devastates Europe and the US.
The fresh toll came a day after China imposed a lockdown on a major city far from the epicentre and the first fatality outside the country was reported in the Philippines.
A Hitch passenger was raped and killed by a driver in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou a day before China's largest ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing halted the carpool services nationwide.
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