Wuhan virus: Beijing's response

China races to contain Wuhan virus outbreak amid criticism

A man wearing a protective mask at Jingshan park in Beijing on Jan 25, amid the coronavirus epidemic. Critics have blamed the contagion on a lack of transparency, a slow start to quarantining suspected carriers and officials initially playing down, i
A man wearing a protective mask at Jingshan park in Beijing on Jan 25, amid the coronavirus epidemic. Critics have blamed the contagion on a lack of transparency, a slow start to quarantining suspected carriers and officials initially playing down, if not covering up, the virulence of the virus.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Measures taken to deal with crisis slammed as being too little too late

China has pulled out all the stops to try and contain the Wuhan virus outbreak, but for detractors it is too little, too late.

The epidemic has spread to over 20 countries and territories outside mainland China, infecting more than 11,000 people worldwide and killing over 250.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 02, 2020, with the headline 'Race to contain outbreak amid criticism'. Print Edition | Subscribe