China coronavirus adviser expects global pandemic to be over by June

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A man wearing a face mask jogs past a tree at a park, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China - Reuters


BEIJING (Reuters): The global coronavirus pandemic is likely to be over by June, Zhong Nanshan, the Chinese government’s senior medical adviser, said on Thursday.

A lot of imported cases into China are asymptomatic patients and the re-infection rates among recovered patients is low, Zhong, an 83-year-old epidemiologist renowned for helping combat the SARS outbreak in 2003, told a news conference.