COVID-19: China claims India is the origin of the coronavirus

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th Nov, 2020. 10:28 am

China has shifted the blame that COVID-19 has originated in India as the World Health Organization geared up to investigate the origin of the virus.

According to the media reports, China has claimed that India should be held responsible for spreading the dread virus. Researches of the Chinese Academy of Science claimed that the virus most likely originated in India in the summers of 2019.

According to their theory, the virus, jumped from animals to humans via contaminated water, before traveling unnoticed to Wuhan, where it was first detected.

As per their research paper, the study was conducted by using a method called phylogenetic analysis, a technique where scientists study the mutation of the virus to trace the origins of Covid-19.

The analysis rules out that Wuhan as a site of origin of the Coronavirus but nominates India, the US, Greece, Australia Czech Republic, Russia and Serbia as potential countries.

On the other hand, New South Wales recorded no new cases of locally acquired Covid-19 in the 24 hours, which means that the Australian state has now gone 22 days without any local transmission.

Four cases were reported in overseas travelers. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 4,379 since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials said there still may be transmission among people who have unrecognized infections with mild or no symptoms, and that anyone with symptoms was encouraged to come forwards for testing.

There were 10,256 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 12,106 in the previous 24 hours.

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