HKU refuted the claim and said Dr. Yan never conducted any research on human-to-human transmission on coronavirus and her claims resemble hearsay.
In response, the Hong Kong University released a statement saying that they do not agree with Dr. Yan Limeng's views and her opinions don't represent that of the University. They further noted that Dr. Yan never conducted any research on the human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus at HKU during December 2019 and January 2020.
As Dr. Yan has not provided any proof for the claims she made during her interview, we are marking this claim as false.
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