No data to confirm COVID-19's relation with weather: Chinese expert

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-16 20:45:48|Editor: huaxia

A COVID-19 patient takes pictures of cherry blossoms at a hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March, 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- No data has been found to indicate the relationship between the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the weather, a Chinese expert said Monday.

Based on experience of battling SARS, the impact of weather had not been confirmed among multiple factors that influence the infection rate of COVID-19, Cao Wei, an infectious disease physician with the Peking Union Medical College Hospital, said at a press conference.