(Yicai Global) May 1 -- Central China's Hubei province, the early epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak, will lower its novel coronavirus emergency response level from the highest to the second-highest starting tomorrow, a local official announced today.
Prevention and control measures against the epidemic will also be adjusted following the downgrading of the emergency response level, Yang Yunyan, vice governor of Hubei, said at a press conference.
After more than three months of precise and tight prevention and control, the virus spread is "basically cut off" in Hubei, Yang said.
"In line with national regulations and the provincial contingency plan, Hubei has basically met the condition to lower the emergency response level," he added.
No new confirmed Covid-19 cases were reported in Hubei yesterday, the provincial health commission said today. This marks that Hubei, the once hardest hit Chinese province, has had no new confirmed COVID-19 cases for 27 consecutive days since April 4.
Editor: Xia Ruirui