Despite an unprecedented lockdown in Wuhan and surrounding areas, China hasn't managed to keep the virus contained.
The number of deaths and confirmed cases, though continuing to increase, is rising at a slower rate for the third day in a row. China's central bank is taking measures to stem the outbreak by disinfecting money.
The French health minister has reported the first death from COVID-19 in Europe. It is thought to be the first death from the virus outside of Asia.
Despite numbers dropping, the WHO has cautioned that the outbreak still "has the potential to grow." The UN agency has called for millions of dollars in funding to assist countries in preparing for more outbreaks.
Chinese health officials are optimistic as the number of new cases of COVID-19 has tentatively stabilized. Health experts think the disease could be less deadly, with many people only showing mild symptoms.
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