Radio Taiwan International
Date: 13 February, 2020
By: Paula Chao
Leading Taiwanese doctor Lee Bing-ying says curbing the spread of COVID-19 is a challenge because of the large number of asymptomatic carriers of the virus that causes the disease.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has already killed over 1,300 and infected more than 60,300, mostly in China.
Dr. Lee Bing-ying of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society of Taiwan says the difficulty in containing COVID-19 stems from the fact that it is similar to the flu. Lee says while the death rate among those in critical condition is relatively high, a fairly large number of people carrying the virus responsible for the disease have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.