China, through party boss and president Xi Jinping, said it had always acted “openly, openly and responsibly.” But at the same time, Dr. Li Wenliang, who later died from the effects of the virus, is condemned for spreading rumors. In a WeChat group, he wanted to warn his colleagues about a SARS-like virus. Citizens are journalists Are arrested. On January 3, the Chinese reported to the World Health Organization that the RIVM had erupted, but the openness was not yet over.
Labs are called in to destroy patient samples, the Chinese financial news site Geis previously reported. In the case of China, this is a ‘precautionary measure’ for ‘unauthorized’ laboratories. On January 14, health officials told a private meeting that human-to-human transmission was possible, but that information would not be shared with the outside world.
‘They have no hands’
The big relocation for the Chinese New Year is then in full swing and the planned parties can continue until then. As of Jan. 20, two weeks after the information became known to authorities, senior epidemiologist Zhang Nanshan told state television that the virus was actually spreading from person to person. Three days later, first Wuhan and then Hoobe were locked up all over the province. “There were a lot of patients and the doctors couldn’t cope,” says the deeply emotional Yang.
Sadness and anger alternate. “There was nothing to eat or drink. They were out of hand and my daughter lay in her own warehouse for hours,” says Yang. Her daughter dies two weeks after the first signs of the flu. Despite digging on his own, Yang, who is trapped in a centrally isolated facility, did not hear about it until two weeks later. Her husband already knew, but at first did not dare to tell her the bad news.