Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan called for the CDC’s remit to be strengthened. Photo: Xinhua Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan called for the CDC’s remit to be strengthened. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan called for the CDC’s remit to be strengthened. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: China’s Centres for Disease Control should have power to warn public, says country’s leading expert

  • Zhong Nanshan tells state media that the CDC is currently a ‘technical unit’ but should have authority to sound the alarm and release information
  • Spread of Covid-19 has led to renewed focus on failures in the country’s infectious disease control measures

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan called for the CDC’s remit to be strengthened. Photo: Xinhua Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan called for the CDC’s remit to be strengthened. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan called for the CDC’s remit to be strengthened. Photo: Xinhua
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