As of midnight on March 10 (Beijing Time), Chinese mainland reports 24 new infections of COVID-19 (including 10 imported cases) and 22 new deaths (all in Hubei).

The overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland had reached 80,778 , including 16,145 patients ( 4,492 in serious condition ) still receiving medical treatment in hospital, 61,475 patients having been discharged after recovery, and 3,158 people died of the disease.

Picture above: Wuhan closed all of its 16 public facility-turned temporary hospitals or "Fang Cang" as the number of COVID-19 patients continues to drop.

China and the WHO Tuesday signed an agreement on China's donation of US$ 20 million to the WHO for cooperation in dealing with the COVID-19 epidemic, in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that COVID-19 cases in China have been in significant decline , following the country's " impressive " efforts in containing the virus.