China senior medical adviser: coronavirus pandemic 'over by June' if countries act

Reuters |
Published: 03.12.20 , 13:15
The global coronavirus pandemic could be over by June if countries mobilize to fight it, Beijing's senior medical officer said on Thursday, as China declared the peak had passed there and new cases in Hubei fell to single digits for the first time.
Around two-thirds of global cases of the coronavirus have been recorded in China's central Hubei province, where the virus first emerged in December. But in recent weeks the vast majority of new cases have been outside China.
Chinese authorities credit strict measures they have taken, including placing Hubei under near total lockdown, with preventing big outbreaks in other cities, and say other countries should learn from their efforts.