A doctor in Wuhan, the former centre of the coronavirus pandemic, has tested positive for the disease after the city reported zero infections for five conductive days.

The medic works at the Hubei Provincial People’s Hospital and was diagnosed yesterday, according to the local health authority.

The news comes after one of China’s leading coronavirus experts yesterday warned that the mission of stemming the outbreak ‘has not been accomplished’ in the city of 11 million.

It also comes as the surrounding Hubei Province is set to lift travel restrictions tonight after being locked down for two months.