Wuhan laboratory researchers might have had coronavirus in the autumn of 2019, says State Department

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Wuhan laboratory researchers might have had coronavirus in the autumn of 2019, says State Department

On Friday, the US State Department said that it has reason to think that scientists in China’s Wuhan might have had COVID in the fall of 2019; however Beijing has tried hard to avoid an investigation on the origin of the coronavirus. 

The agency, in one statement, indicated that it believes many scientists within the Institute of Virology in Wuhan had symptoms of coronavirus as well as other kinds of seasonal illnesses. 

The coronavirus was first traced in Wuhan late 2019; China, on 31 December, confirmed that a patient with pneumonia-like symptoms is being treated.

The first deceased report was released on 11 January. 

The South China Morning Post, in March said the first individual who was infected with the illness might have contracted it on 17 November, 2019. 

By the end of March, the United States had many more confirmed corona cases than compared to other countries.

The United States government said that there are so many known facts about coronavirus still, including if the outbreak possibly started from a lab accident or through contact with the infected animals. The State Department noted that the accidental laboratory infections have caused earlier outbreaks in the East Asian country. 

Notably, the WHO has sent researchers to Wuhan this week for conducting a probe in the origin as well as spread of coronavirus.