Coronavirus did not originate in Wuhan seafood market. ‘Irresponsible’ to trace the virus to China, Chinese government spokesperson says
Over the past two months, everyone has been pointing to China’s Wuhan market as the origin of the deadly coronavirus. Now Chinese government spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the coronavirus’ origin is not necessarily China, calling it “irresponsible” to trace the origin to China. “We are still tracing the origin,” he added.
Lijian’s warning came after some reports that coronavirus may have originated from China’s Wuhan laboratory. One of the report relates to a study published in The Lancet medical journal. The study showed how the first clinical case might have originated from Whuan laboratory. To date, the novel coronavirus has claimed over 3,000 lives including at least 9 people in the United States.
In the meantime, German researchers have identified an existing drug camostat mesilate might protect against COVID-19. They made the discovery when they were working to find out how the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 enters host cells and how the process could be blocked.
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