Chinese officials said that the new Coronavirus, which has infected about two thousand people, is transmitted from person to person during its lap, that is, before symptoms of the disease appear on those who carry the virus, making it more difficult to contain it.
Five people and six people have so far been killed by the virus, which could spread, according to Chinese Health Minister Ma Xiaoyu.
Several Chinese cities imposed severe travel restrictions, and Wuhan was completely closed – and that is the main
focus of the virus.
Officials vowed to intensify their efforts to contain the virus and announced that it would ban the sale of all wild
animals in China from Sunday.
Originally, it was believed that the virus was born among animals, but it has spread rapidly since it is transmitted to humans.
Officials believe that the incubation period, during which a person carries the virus but without symptoms, ranges from 1 to 14 days.
A person may not know that he has the infection because symptoms do not appear, but he can still spread the disease.
Some infections have been reported in other countries: Japan, Taiwan, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, USA, and France.
This is an important development in our understanding of the virus and awareness of the time China needs to stop its spread. People with the deadly SARS virus that infects China or the Ebola virus transmit the disease after symptoms appear, so it is easy to reduce these epidemics by identifying and isolating the infected and monitoring everyone who contacts them.
When it comes to influenza, this is the most well-known example of a virus that spreads before a person knows he is sick.
But we have not yet reached the point where people say there is a global epidemic, which is what happened when the swine flu spread.
But stopping “spreading diseases without symptoms” would be the most difficult task for the Chinese authorities.
There are still basic questions that need answers such as how to spread the infection during the incubation period and if any patient outside China spreads the disease to other countries before being diagnosed with the disease, and why does the Chinese National Health Committee say that the ability of this virus to transmit becomes stronger? .
Scientists have warned that it may be impossible to contain the spread of the Coron virus within China’s borders.
The London-based MRC Center for Infectious Diseases said that transmission from one person to another is the only reasonable explanation for the level of infection and it is estimated that each infected person can pass the infection to at least two other people.
Scientists praised China for its efforts to contain the virus but said there was a need to reduce the rate of transmission of the virus by sixty percent to control it.
This came after Chinese President Xi Jinping warned of the “fastest” spread of the virus and the country was facing a “dangerous situation” during a special government meeting coinciding with the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
Health officials are struggling to contain the spread of the virus as millions of Chinese travel to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
The authorities have taken preventive measures to prevent the spread of the disease and imposed travel restrictions in many cities affected by the virus.
The authorities decided to prevent private cars from entering Wuhan, in central China.
The government daily Al Shaab stated that a second emergency hospital will be built within weeks to treat 1,300 new patients, and it will be completed within two weeks.
This is the second hospital built to treat virus victims after it has already started work in 1,000 other hospitals.
The authorities also employed the army to deal with the situation, and the specialized military medical teams moved to Hubei Province, where Wuhan is located.
These measures reflect concern both at home and abroad about the spread of the virus, which first appeared in December.
The New Year celebration has been canceled at the museum, which started on Saturday in many Chinese cities.
Travelers across China are checking temperatures for signs of fever, and train stations have been closed in many cities.
Hong Kong authorities have declared a maximum state of emergency and extended school holidays.