Cambridge scientist suggests virus did not originate in Wuhan


Getting tested: Residents wearing face masks lining up for nucleic acid testing at a residential compound in Wuhan. — Reuters

BEIJING: There is strong evidence that SARS-Cov-2, or the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19, didn’t originate in the city of Wuhan, a University of Cambridge geneticist has found.

In a recent paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Peter Forster, a fellow in archaeological research at Cambridge, said he found three main strains of the virus, labelled as A, B and C.

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