As the identify implies, "super-spreaders" are a team of infected individuals that have the propensity to prolong the transmission net or scope over and above the ordinary of 1.5 or three.five (transmission rate or RO).
It consists of 12 worldwide and World Health Organization experts and a similar number of national expert counterparts from China whose aim is to rapidly inform the next steps in the COVID-19 response and preparedness activities both within China and globally.
According to the NCDC's Surveillance Case Definitions, a suspected case is: "Any person that has returned from China in the last 14 days and has fever, cough, difficulty with breathing, or anyone with close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and should be tested. But it's slowing the spread to the rest of the world", said Dr Tedros.
A World Health Organization-led joint mission with China will start its outbreak investigation work this weekend and will focus on how the new coronavirus is spreading and the severity of the disease, the WHO's director said on Friday.
And at the exact time, we ought to also assure that we are even far better ready for foreseeable future pandemic - by the laying the groundwork now.
"We're concerned by the continued increase in the number of cases in China", said Dr Tedros, who also pointed to what he said was the lack of urgency in funding the emergency response from the global community.
The National Health Commission said 2,048 new cases of the virus have been confirmed, taking the total number of infected cases to 70,548, Xinhua news agency reported.
Investing in preparedness is the smartest way to ensure that the coronavirus and other disease outbreaks are "identified and stopped quickly", the United Nations health agency said on Friday.
"We're concerned about the level of rumours and misinformation that are hampering the COVID-19 response, and most of all, we're concerned about the potential havoc this coronavirus could wreak in countries with weaker health systems".
"For too long the world has operated on a cycle of panic and neglect", Tedros said Saturday.