In latest U-turn, China says Covid-19 virus had 'multiple origins'

China has come under increasing global pressure over lack of transparency in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
Workers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a bus garage in Seoul | PTI

Earlier the Chinese study into the origin of the novel coronavirus have suggested that the virus had its origin in the famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan

Chinese scientists have said that the coronavirus infection may not have its origin in the Wuhan seafood market, which allegedly caused the dreaded Covid-19 outbreak. 

'People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, revealed on Wednesday that new evidence suggests 'multiple origins of the transmission of the virus'.

The leading newspaper of China wrote, "Chinese scientists have discovered a novel coronavirus clade that is different from that shared among patients connected to the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, which provides new evidence that the market may not be the origin of the virus that caused the pandemic."


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First Published: May 27 2020 | 7:12 PM IST

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