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The Director of the Center for control and prevention of diseases of China Gao Fu confirmed the new version of the origin of the coronavirus that it has not appeared on the market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. About it writes Daily Mail.
“At first we thought that the seafood market could receive a virus,” he said. Gao explained that in the animal tests undertaken at the market, no traces of the virus. However, they were in several other samples, including in samples of wastewater. Thus it is speculated that the virus “existed long before” on the Wuhan market.
Additionally, Gao explained that the new type of coronavirus was the seventh among other coronavirus that can infect humans. “However, the behavior of this virus is not like all the others,” he said.
29 March, scientists from the Center for control and prevention of diseases of China has denied the version about the origin of the coronavirus in the seafood market in Wuhan. They tested samples from a place that was considered to be the initial source of infection, and found no traces of the infection. However, the hypothesis that the virus was transmitted to humans from bats, was confirmed.
On 31st may, worldwide more than 6 million people infected with coronavirus, of which more than 369 thousand died, more than 2.5 million cured. Outbreak of pneumonia COVID-19 caused by a new type of coronavirus, was first recorded in December 2019 in Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization announced that the situation can be characterized as a pandemic.
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