Since December 2019, there has been an outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in China, the first case of which was reported in Wuhan, China. On January 19, 2020, the relevant experts and local government officials briefed the public on the 2019-nCoV outbreak. Relevant information is available at: https://jphe.amegroups.com/announcement/view/179.
By February 5, 2020, two cases of neonates with positive 2019-nCoV tests had been confirmed.
In response to neonate susceptibility to 2019-nCoV, the Chinese Neonatal 2019-nCoV Expert Working Group has rapidly put forward measures for the prevention and control of neonatal 2019-nCoV according to the latest 2019-nCoV national management plan and the actual situation.
On February 6, 2020, the “Chinese expert consensus on the perinatal and neonatal management for the prevention and control of the 2019 novel coronavirus infection (First edition)”, authored by the Chinese Neonatal 2019-nCoV Expert Working Group, was first published online in Annals of Translational Medicine (1).