China’s top coronavirus experts have warned that a 2nd outbreak is due to the increasing number of infections detected among new arrivals from abroad.

Professor Li Lanjuan, a member of Beijing’s expert team, said she was ‘very worried that imported cases could trigger another large-scale epidemic in our country’.
Her comment came after health officials reported the country’s first case of someone who is believed to have contracted the disease, known as COVID-19, from another person returning from abroad.
It also came as life in former epicentre Wuhan is slowly returning to normal following a two-month draconian lockdown. Prof Li told China News that the control and prevention of imported cases was an ‘arduous’ task for medical workers.

She said: ‘This requires us to continue to intensify our efforts and work tirelessly to prevent the coronavirus pneumonia epidemic from spreading in other cities.’
Prof Li has led her medical team to fight the virus in Wuhan for more than 50 days.

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