Instead, the country reported 41 new infections from abroad. This is the highest daily figure so far.

According to authorities, a total of about 270 foreign infections have been reported in the country.

The country of origin of the new coronavirus fought against the spread of the virus through fierce isolation measures that tens of millions of people in the province of Hubei alone.

About 250,000 people have been diagnosed with coronaviruses worldwide, but the number of people infected is likely to be much higher. More than 11,000 people have died as a result of the virus.