First Covid patient in Wuhan was at animal market, study finds

Posted by on November 19, 2021 1:39 am
Categories: Global Stories

A study in the journal Science claims patient zero was a female market worker on 11 December, rather than a man on 8 December

The first known Covid-19 case was a market vendor in the Chinese city of Wuhan, not an accountant who appeared to have no link to the market but whose case contributed to speculation the virus could have leaked from a lab, according to a US study.

The origin of the virus that causes Covid-19 remains a mystery and a major source of tension between China and the United States.

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