New research has found the virus was being transmitted between humans from mid-December, but authorities said there was no evidence of that at the time. Photo: AFP

Paper on human transmission of coronavirus sets off social media storm in China

  • Research based on first 425 cases in Wuhan finds disease was being spread among close contacts since mid-December
  • But that was only confirmed by health authorities on January 20, and internet users accuse them of withholding information
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
New research has found the virus was being transmitted between humans from mid-December, but authorities said there was no evidence of that at the time. Photo: AFP
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