When asked whether the weather getting warmer would reduce the number of infections, Cao said a climatic factor in curbing COVID-19 has not been confirmed yet.
The impact of weather on coronavirus infection rates has not been confirmed, a frontline medical expert stationed in Wuhan said on Monday.
Cao Wei, deputy director of the department of infectious diseases at the prestigious Peking Union Medical College hospital added the coronavirus outbreak in China has almost “seen its end” but it’ll take a month minimum to form a final judgment on this epidemic situation.
She added that the amount of newly reported cases of Covid-19 within the country, including imported ones, might occupy a comparatively low level, but it might last for a particular period because the imported cases have become a crucial source of the disease.
“We all know that the status of the pandemic has been declared by the double actual some days ago, which suggests that things of the epidemic globally won’t be solely obsessed with the situations in China or the other single area or countries within the world,” Cao said.
“Currently, after three months of fights, the outbreak in China, which started last from last year’s December, has almost seen its end. I feel we’ll still stay up for another month to examine and make the ultimate judgment,” Cao said.
When asked whether the weather getting warmer would cut back the number of infections, Cao said a climatic factor in curbing COVID-19 has not been confirmed yet.
“The peak of the outbreak in Wuhan came to an end. However, we should always be observant of sporadic cases within the community, also because the imported cases from other countries,” Du Bin professor and director of Medical ICU at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital said at the same news conference.
The interaction between the doctors in Wuhan and journalists in Beijing happened via a live video link.
“Diagnosis and isolation of symptomatic cases and shut contacts of confirmed patients are the predominant tasks in virus prevention that ultimately helped mitigate the outbreak in Wuhan,” Du added.
Mainland China saw an overall drop by new infections on Sunday but major cities like Beijing and Shanghai continued to wrestle with – and tighten restriction against — cases involving infected travelers coming back from abroad.