Beijing News at noon on February 16, Wuhan Virus Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences released an announcement on its official website in response to the hot discussion on the Internet about the information of “No.0 Postgraduates of Wuhan virus Institute”. The full text of the circular is as follows:
Recently, the network spread false information, saying that Huang Yanling, a graduate of our institute, was the so-called “zero patient” who first contracted the new coronavirus.
Upon verification, we solemnly declare as follows:
Huang Yanling graduated from the novel coronavirus in 2015. I received my master’s degree from my graduation in 2015. My research in this semester is the function and broad spectrum of bacteriophage lyase. After graduation, I have been working in other provinces and have never been back to Wuhan. I have never been infected with 2019 new coronaviruses and my health is healthy.
At this critical moment of anti epidemic, the relevant rumors greatly interfered with the research work of our institute. We reserve the right to pursue legal liability according to law. I sincerely thank all sectors of society for their concern, support and help!
Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
February 16, 2020