China able to contain COVID-19 by April - health official

Thursday, 27. February 2020 08:24

China is capable of containing the coronavirus outbreak by the end of April, Chinese top respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan (pictured center) asserted on Thursday. He also claimed that one person tested positive for the virus can infect an average of two to three people, being more severe compared to SARS.

Zhong hailed the government's effort to contain the outbreak that killed over 2,700 people nationwide while more than 80,000 were infected globally, adding that he intends to share China's knowledge and experience with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in an attempt to help the global community to curb spreading of the virus.

Earlier on Thursday, China announced that the death toll from coronavirus went up by 29 on Wednesday, lower compared to a day prior when the country recorded 52 fatal outcomes.

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