On the 7th of March China confirmed 44 new cases of COVID-19, down from 99 the day earlier. The lowest figure so far. The specially built hospitals in Wuhan are closing, emergency staff are returning, and businesses are restarting. Life in China is starting to return to normal.
On the 8th of March, Italy declared its first quarantine measures, placing 17 million people under lockdown. It reported its highest death toll yet and confirmed infected people jumped by 25% in a day.