Early news report of virus on radio 4BC

Title:
Early news report of virus on radio 4BC
Category:
NFSA ID:
1610367
Year:
2020
Courtesy:
4BC
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A radio news report from 6 January 2020 shows that it was still unknown as to exactly what sort of virus was infecting people in China.

The report states that Chinese officials were referring to it as a viral pneumonia and have ruled out SARS as being the underlying virus.

The World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 and a global pandemic on 11 March 2020.