A Chinese virologist has said the new coronavirus outbreak could be 10 times as bad as Sars. Photo: EPA-EFE A Chinese virologist has said the new coronavirus outbreak could be 10 times as bad as Sars. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Chinese virologist has said the new coronavirus outbreak could be 10 times as bad as Sars. Photo: EPA-EFE

China coronavirus outbreak could be 10 times worse than Sars, expert says

  • Authorities in Wuhan took too long to impose travel ban so ‘golden time’ to contain spread of disease has passed, virologist Guan Yi says
  • Vital evidence that could have been used to identify source of infection also lost when seafood market in Wuhan was washed clean, he says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Chinese virologist has said the new coronavirus outbreak could be 10 times as bad as Sars. Photo: EPA-EFE A Chinese virologist has said the new coronavirus outbreak could be 10 times as bad as Sars. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Chinese virologist has said the new coronavirus outbreak could be 10 times as bad as Sars. Photo: EPA-EFE
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