Where did coronavirus come from? To find out that it originated from food, once again the demand for investigation has started rising. Meanwhile, Chinese researchers have claimed to have detected a new type of coronavirus in bats. The newly discovered coronavirus species may be genetically very close to the Covid-19 virus. The new discovery of the corona virus in southwest China suggests that bats can contain many types of corona virus, which can easily infect humans as well.
Researchers from Shandong University said, “We have collected 24 types of novel coronaviruses from different species of bats, of which four viruses are like SARS-CoV-2.” These samples have been collected from bats living in small forests between May 2019 and November 2020. Researchers said that they have also taken samples of mouth swabs along with examination of urine and feces of bats.
According to Chinese researchers, a virus is genetically very similar to SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 is the only corona virus that has caused havoc all over the world. He said, “It is very similar to Kovid-19 except the spike protein, it also has a similar structure, which is often seen in viruses to attach to cells.”
G7 countries including America have intensified the demand for investigation in this regard. Even after 1.5 years of the first case of corona infection in Wuhan city of China, it is not known where did the virus come from? Scientists are also demanding that the claims of leaking of corona from Wuhan lab should also be investigated further and the truth should be ascertained.