OREANDA-NEWS. Specialists from the National Health Commission of China registered cases of the transfer of a new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV from person to person.

This was stated by the head of the special commission of experts Zhong Nanshan on January 20. “According to current data, a new type of coronavirus is definitely transmitted from person to person. Two cases were reported in Guangdong, they did not go to Wuhan, but their family members went and they became infected with a new type of coronavirus,” Zhong Nanshan said.

It was previously reported that in the city of Wuhan, dozens of people fell ill with an unknown form of pneumonia. Later it became known that the cause of the outbreak of the disease of unknown origin was a new type of coronavirus.

Airports in the USA have already begun checking people arriving from Wuhan for a new type of virus.