(Bloomberg) -- The turning point for the novel coronavirus epidemic has been reached and the number of new outbreaks is declining, the state-run China Central Television reports, citing Wang Xinghuan, head of Wuhan Leishenshan Hospital.

The number of people with a fever has been sliding steadily and has never rebounded, Wang was cited as saying.

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