Coronavirus outbreak in China 'may be over by April'

But despite his forecast, the Chinese Government’s senior medical advisor admits 'we don’t know why it is so contagious'

The novel coronavirus outbreak is hitting a peak in China this month and may be over by April, the government's senior medical advisor has said in the latest assessment of the epidemic.

Dr Zhong Nanshan
Dr Zhong Nanshan.

In a 90-minute exclusive interview on Tuesday, Dr Zhong Nanshan, an 83-year-old epidemiologist who won fame for