Story Text: China's economic hub Shanghai appeared to be slowly getting back to normal with once empty shopping street packed with people on Monday (March 23). The city government downgraded the city's emergency alert level on Monday from level 1 to level 2 as the coronavirus spread subsides.
Mainland China on Monday reported a drop in its daily tally of new coronavirus cases, reversing four straight days of increases, as the capital, Beijing, ramped up measures to contain the number of infections arriving from abroad.
Shanghai and Guangzhou have also said all arriving international passengers will be tested to screen for the coronavirus, expanding a program that previously only applied to those coming from heavily-affected countries.
China had 39 new confirmed cases on Sunday (March 22), the National Health Commission said, down from 46 a day earlier. All the new cases involved travellers arriving from abroad, many of them Chinese students returning home.
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