Medical staff transfer patients to Jin Yintan hospital in January 2020 in Wuhan, China. Photo: Getty

Coronavirus outbreak may have started in September, say British scientists

  • Study narrows origin to a period between September and December, after virus mutated to a form that was harmful to humans
  • It is more likely to have come from southern China than Wuhan, but further analysis of bats and other potential host animals is needed, geneticist says
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical staff transfer patients to Jin Yintan hospital in January 2020 in Wuhan, China. Photo: Getty
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