SARS-CoV-2 did not escape from a lab, WHO investigators conclude

The team seeking the origins of the virus say it likely jumped from bats to another animal before infecting humans

The virus that causes COVID-19 likely jumped from bats to another animal before infecting humans, WHO investigators say.

Professor Peter Ben Embarek (centre). Photo: AAP

The team of  international  and Chinese scientists on Tuesday wrapped up a four-week visit to Wuhan, where the first cases emerged, saying the evidence pointed to a “natural reservoir” in bats and an unknown intermediary animal species

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