There has been an underlying intrigue data suggesting that the origin of the deadly coronavirus was from a virology lab in Wuhan. That was previously considered, but now Chinese scientists have released new findings that link the laboratory in Wuhan and COVID-19.
The latest coronavirus data found that the death toll is now at 1,770, and there are another 70,548 confirmed cases of the disease in China. More than 780 million people, nearly half of China’s population, are living under various forms of travel restrictions.
The coronavirus is speculated to have originated from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China. The food market sells a wide variety of animals, including bats, which is one of the most common carriers of the COVID-19. The coronavirus can be transmitted from animals to humans.
However, the new report states that lethal disease was more likely to found in a laboratory instead of the market. The South China University of Technology released a new paper on the origins of the coronavirus and revealed that the disease was probably created by the Wuhan Center for Disease Control (WCDC) and the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The Wuhan Center for Disease Control is located only 900 feet from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market and is near the local hospital. “The WHCDC was also adjacent to the Union Hospital where the first group of doctors were infected during this epidemic,” the paper read. Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan, died on Monday from the coronavirus.