The statement by a Chinese official is believed to have been the first acknowledgement the virus was likely to be spreading between humans
Date: May 2020
By: Nicola Smith
The statement made to Chuang Yin-ching, a senior official working for Taiwan’s Centres for Disease Control, is thought to be the earliest acknowledgement that the pandemic which has now wreaked havoc across the world was already underway.
In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Mr Chuang’s provides a fascinating window into the confusion on the ground and tensions between health officials that may have allowed the disease to spread out of control in the early stages of the crisis.
He and a colleague had been permitted to visit Wuhan from January 13-15 to discuss the emerging novel coronavirus with Chinese health officers and doctors. [FULL STORY]