Novel coronavirus outbreak may reach peak in one week or about 10 days: expert

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-28 21:26:56|Editor: huaxia

GUANGZHOU, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- The novel coronavirus outbreak may reach its peak in one week or around 10 days, renowned Chinese respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.

"It is very difficult to definitely estimate when the outbreak reaches its peak. But I think in one week or about 10 days, it will reach the climax and then there will be no large-scale increases," Zhong said.

Zhong is the head of a national team of experts set up for the control and prevention of the novel coronavirus-caused pneumonia and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.