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China's new coronavirus cases fall, eyes on northeastern province

Authority confirms just 16 more infections, lowest since March 17

People wearing protective face masks leave work after office hours in Central Business District, as the spread of the new coronavirus disease continues, in Beijing, China, on April 17.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China reported 16 new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 18, the lowest since March 17 and down from 27 a day earlier, according to data published on Sunday.

Despite the declines in new confirmed cases, authorities are still on guard against a major resurgence, which could be socially and economically destabilising.

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