Global Pandemic Timeline: January 20, 2020 – Zhong Nanshan Admits Human-to-Human Transmission Exists during Interview with CCTV

Author:文永

Zhong Nanshan, head of the COVID-19 expert group in National Health Commission, confirms there is human-to-human transmission on an interview with China Central Television on January 20, 2020. 

During the interview, Zhong mentioned there are 2 patients in Guangdong province, who never visited Wuhuan. Zhong said that the patients’ family members visited Wuhan and returned home sick, and soon these two patients started showing symptoms as well. 

Zhong also mentioned that some hospital staff have been infected as well.

Zhong stressed that the virus most likely came from wild animals, probably some larger animals such as the rhizomys or the badger.

Zhong Nanshan confirms human-to-human transmission exists during interview with CCTV, source: Sina News 


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