As of midnight on March 1 (Beijing Time), t he overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland had reached 80,026 , including 32,652 patients ( 7,110 in serious condition ) still receiving medical treatment in hospital, 44,462 patients having been discharged after recovery, and 2,912 people who had died of the disease.

Foreign ers in China will have their stay and residence permits automatically extended for two months during the epidemic period, w ith no need of a separate application.

China's General Administration of Customs has required all entry and exit personnel report health conditions for symptom checks by filling health declaration cards. Body temperature monitoring and medical inspections will be strictly carried out,