The World Health Organization (WHO) team which went to investigate the origin of Covid-19 (Corona virus) in Wuhan city of China may not have found any concrete evidence yet, but CNN has claimed in a report that the investigative team has found such evidence that it was only in December 2019 that there were signs of widespread spread of corona virus.
According to the report, the investigation team has asked China to immediately provide blood samples of thousands of people who have not been allowed to investigate so far. WHO’s lead investigator Peter Ben Embark confirmed this in an CNN interview. He said, we have come to know that there are signs of the spread of the virus on a much larger scale in 2019.
It has also been confirmed for the first time that dozens of strains (variants) of the corona virus were already present in Wuhan in December. The WHO team, which arrived in China in January, has been probing for nearly four weeks to find the starting point of the Covid-19 spread. Also met with the first patient caught by the corona virus. According to the team, the infection was confirmed on December 8 in this office worker, about 40 years old, who does not have any travel history.
Let us know that in December 2019, the United Nations Health Agency took cognizance of a media report about cases of pneumonia occurring in Wuhan, China for unknown reasons. The outbreak of the virus was later identified as the novel corona virus. However, China shared the genetic sequence of the virus with the WHO in early January. Later, many scientists studying the origins of Covid-19 indicated that the virus was spreading in China long before it was officially reported.
Recently, Embark, who returned to Switzerland from Wuhan, said the investigation revealed that the virus was spreading in Wuhan in December itself. However, the WHO team said on Tuesday that no evidence has been found that the corona virus spread in China was from an animal.