China recorded no new confirmed coronavirus cases on May 22, the first time since the outbreak began.
The National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on Saturday that this compared to four new cases on the previous day. It said, although, there were two new suspected cases: an imported one in Shanghai and locally transmitted case in the northeastern province of Jilin.
Cases of the coronavirus fell to 28 from 35 a day earlier, the NHC said.
China experienced a sharp fall in locally transmitted cases since March as major restrictions on people movement helped it to take control of the epidemic in many parts of the country.
However, it has continued to see an uprise of imported cases, mainly involving Chinese nationals returning from abroad.
The number of confirmed cases in the mainland stood at 82,971 and the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.