March 12, 2020 / 9:25 AM / 3 months ago

China coronavirus adviser expects global pandemic to be over by June

BEIJING, March 12 (Reuters) - The global coronavirus pandemic is likely to be over by June, Zhong Nanshan, the Chinese government’s senior medical adviser, said on Thursday.

A lot of imported cases into China are asymptomatic patients and the re-infection rates among recovered patients is low, Zhong, an 83-year-old epidemiologist renowned for helping combat the SARS outbreak in 2003, told a news conference. (Reporting by Stell Qui and Kevin Yao; editing by John Stonestreet)

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