the MP, a former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko believes that the situation with the spread of the novel coronavirus in China’s undervalued. According to him, currently in “intensive propylenediene”.

the increase in the number of cases will contribute to the onset of the Chinese new year (25 January), when all go home to celebrate. Onishchenko warns the situation could deteriorate not only in China but also at the international level, including in the far East.

According to him, the Ministry of health needs to “quietly give all settings”. In addition, it is necessary to strengthen control at the borders. But to stop is impossible, as apparently healthy person could be a carrier of the virus. Onishchenko advised “not to travel to China”.

“Let’s not panic and scare people, but, however, let’s be serious about this situation,” — he said “Interfax”.

To date, there is information on more than 280 cases of the novel coronavirus, most of them in China, but there are two cases in Thailand, one in Japan, South Korea and the United States. Died 9 people in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Wednesday will be a meeting of the emergency Committee of the who. Experts will discuss the question whether there is a need to declare emergency of international concern, and what measures need to be taken.