Passengers wear masks and raincoats at Beijing Station on Monday to protect themselves from the coronavirus. Photo: Kyodo

Coronavirus: top Chinese expert says family isolation curbs outbreak, contradicting claims in Beijing

  • Chief expert of China’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says studies show 83 per cent of clusters of cases occur within families
  • But briefing comes a day after Beijing city government opts to move people out of family isolation because household clusters show they fail to self-monitor adequately
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Passengers wear masks and raincoats at Beijing Station on Monday to protect themselves from the coronavirus. Photo: Kyodo
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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.