Has Coronavirus Been In China For Eight Years?

According to scientists, the novel Coronavirus is eight years old and is traced back to 2012.

Jessica David

August 18, 2020

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The number of COVID-19 cases in China and the world is a constant high. No prediction can be drawn as to when and how will the cases reach a stable and controllable number. Amid the uncertainty, scientists have suspected that the novel Coronavirus is eight years old in China. The tiny organism that has wreaked havoc globally is not a new one. Allegedly, in 2012, six labourers were infected with a type of pneumonic virus in a mine, out of which, three of them died. Notably, the incident had connections with a laboratory in Wuhan. In the most recent revelation, Coronavirus had spread via bats in 2012.

In 2012, six workers had fallen sick in the Meixiang mine of Yunnan province in China. These labourers were cleaning the dirt and remains of bats. According to media reports, the physician, who diagnosed and treated them, said that these patients were suffering from severe fever, dry cough, body ache and headache. All of these symptoms are evident in the widespread COVID-19 patients today, all over the world. This mine is 1000 miles away from Wuhan but a virology lab in the city has found the research of the physician.

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