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Did Covid-19 come from Wuhan seafood market? Investigators find fresh clues

Worldwide, Covid-19 has caused more than 105.7 million infections and 2.3 million deaths

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Investigators want to know how the SARS-CoV-2 virus -- whose closest known relative came from bats 1,000 miles away -- spread explosively in Wuhan

Jason Gale | Bloomberg Beijing
Scientists probing the origins of the coronavirus are wrapping up a lengthy investigation in China and have found “important clues” about a Wuhan seafood market’s role in the outbreak.
 
Peter Daszak, a New York-based zoologist assisting the World Health Organization-sponsored mission, said he anticipates the main findings will be released before his planned Feb. 10 departure. Speaking from the central city of Wuhan, where Covid-19 mushroomed in December 2019, Daszak said the 14-member group worked with experts in China and visited key hot spots and research centers to uncover “some real clues about what happened.”
 
Investigators want to know how

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First Published: Feb 07 2021 | 7:14 AM IST

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