In Wuhan seven years, kept the virus similar to COVID-19

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The virus seven years ago seven years before the pandemic died two miners, four managed to survive.

In the Wuhan Institute of Virology about seven years of keeping samples of coronavirus, similar to the one that caused the pandemic around the world. Got it from the miners of South-West China, where heavy fell ill with pneumonia six people, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.

It is noted that while three of the infected miners died, and most likely it was caused by a coronavirus, the newspaper writes, with reference to the physician, the head of which worked in the emergency room, where treating patients.

Also, in the description COVID-19 in the report that was released in February 2020, it said he was on 96.2% similar to the sample of coronavirus RaTG13 received in 2013. He was found in the mine.

At the same time in may the Director of the Institute of Virology of Wuhan said that in the laboratory there is no live copies of the virus RaTG13, so the spread of the virus from them impossible.

Earlier it was reported that a British scientist has put forward a new version of origin, coronavirus, according to which, the virus SARS-CoV-2 there was always dormant.

We will remind, in may, the who excluded the origin COVID-19 outside of China, however, confirmed the likelihood that the virus had previously spread through the world unnoticed.