Further Research Needed to Study Origin of Virus
The origin of the virus that causes Covid-19 is still unclear. In its report, the investigative team of the World Health Organization said further studies were needed to find out.
GENEVA, TUESDAY – The joint research team formed by the World Health Organization (WHO) has not been able to determine the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19. Further and more in-depth research is still needed to study the SARS-CoV-2 virus found in bats, which could have originated in Wuhan or other regions in East and Southeast Asia.
Although they are not certain about the origin of the virus, WHO investigation team leader Dr Peter Ben Embarek, in his explanation on Tuesday (30/3/2021), said the team believed the SARS-CoV-2 virus circled sporadically in Wuhan in November and December of 2019, or even since October.