COVID-19 may not have originated in Wuhan, scientists say

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As WHO seeks to find out the origins of Covid-19, Chinese scientists argue that the virus may have originated in India. Beijing claims that just because Covid-19 cases were first reported in Wuhan does not mean the contagion originated from the central Chinese city.

Various outlets of the state-run Chinese media have carried reports in recent days stating that a number of imported food products from different countries, including a consignment of fish from India, were found to have traces of the Covid-19 alleging that the virus may have entered China through foreign routes.

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a media briefing in Beijing that even though China was the first to report coronavirus but doesn’t necessarily mean China is where the virus originated.


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