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

exclusive | 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

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