South Korea, China and Singapore are among the Asian countries facing a second coronavirus wave, spurred by people importing it from outside.
China, where the virus first emerged, reported no new domestic cases for the first time since the outbreak began.
Singapore also reported 47 new cases, of which 33 were imported – 30 of them returned Singapore residents. South Korea saw a jump in new cases with 152.
Japan reported three new cases. Officials have urged people to remain cautious and stay at home.
According to a tally by John Hopkins University in the US, there are 215,955 cases and 8,749 deaths globally due to this pandemic.
A highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak has doubled the trouble for China as it has to deal with fight bird flu outbreak as well along coronavirus.
The virus has spread through two Chinese provinces – Hunan and Sichuan — near Hubei, the epicenter of Coronavirus. It has been more than two weeks since the virus has been ravaging China, which has drained its medical resources to combat COVID-19.
More than 6,000 poultries have been culled in both the affected provinces – 4,500 in Hunan and 1,840 in Sichuan. Four cases of bird flu had emerged in Xinjiang also in January.
According to China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, 1,840 out of the 2,497 chickens on the farm were killed by the infectious viral illness.
While the people are praying for the coronavirus pandemic to end, scientists have predicted that the world might have to live in this situation for years.