All but two of China’s provinces have confirmed coronavirus cases, despite public transport closures and road checkpoints. Photo: AP

China calls in top Sars expert as State Council takes charge of emergency coronavirus response

  • Several provinces raise alert level, centralising command of response measures as authorities confirm first deaths outside epicentre around Wuhan
  • Respiratory medicine expert Zhong Nanshan, a key figure in handling the 2002-03 outbreak, will lead a new working group, Beijing says
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
All but two of China’s provinces have confirmed coronavirus cases, despite public transport closures and road checkpoints. Photo: AP
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