Vital admission was based in part on a family group where a husband was infected at the city’s Huanan seafood market and his wife, who had never been to the market, also contracted the virus.
Mr. Chuang described a lack of alarm among the officials, who wore no masks, and offered him a leisurely city tour, which also suggests a lack of awareness or denial of the scale of the impending disaster. .
However, the main information he managed to glean was enough for Taiwan to immediately trigger a pandemic contingency plan that has so far kept Covid-19 cases below 500, with just seven deaths. .
Yesterday, The New York Times cited Mr Chuang’s interview with The Telegraph as one of the many pieces of evidence that prompted Washington to reassess how the current global crisis began.