23-09-2020 A leading Chinese infectious disease control expert has said that a second wave of coronavirus outbreak is 'inevitable' in China over winters and until a vaccine is available there could be further outbreaks in the country.
Local media reported that Dr Zhang Wenhong, leading figure in Shanghai's fight against COVID-19, said this while speaking at a forum in Shanghai on Sunday.
He said 'Europe is already having a second wave, saying vaccine will be the only way to contain the pandemic – but that could take some time to be produced.
His remarks come even as China’s southwestern Yunnan province goes into ‘wartime mode’ to tackle an outbreak of cases. Since the health crisis began at the end of last year, more than 30 million coronavirus infections have been reported around the world and almost 950,000 people have lost their lives to Covid-19.