China has reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in months as parts of Beijing remained under lockdown.
The COVID-19 may have first passed to humans somewhere in southern China months before the outbreak in the city of Wuhan, a new study found.
China says WHO has said there is no evidence that the coronavirus that has infected more than 2 million people globally was made in a lab.
The National Health Commission in China said 46 new cases were reported on Friday, including 42 involving travelers from abroad, up from 42 cases a day earlier.
The government in Japan will ask all travelers from Europe, including its own citizens, to quarantine themselves for two weeks on arrival.
Chinese President Xi Jinping offered help to Italy, Iran and South Korea as the three countries fight the coronavirus outbreak which was first diagnosed in China's Wuhan.
Iran spokesman outlined the measures the ministry has taken to tackle the novel coronavirus epidemic and attract foreign assistance, offering special gratitude to the Chinese government and nation for their support.
Syria Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud voiced willingness to employ the experience of Iran in fighting against the novel coronavirus that has affected many countries.
The leader of China visited the epicenter of the global coronavirus epidemic Tuesday, state media reported.
China has closed all of the temporary hospitals built in Wuhan – the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic – to house patients who caught the deadly virus, state media reported.