Chinese scientists say the new virus has been identified but more work is needed to fully understand it. Photo: Handout

China ‘must find source’ after identifying Wuhan pneumonia as new virus from Sars family

  • New strain is found in 15 of the patients from Wuhan
  • Experts urge need for further investigation after some of the 59 people reported infected were traced to a seafood market
Topic |   China coronavirus outbreak

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Chinese scientists say the new virus has been identified but more work is needed to fully understand it. Photo: Handout
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.

Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.