New research suggests the coronavirus pandemic may have started earlier than previously thought. Photo: AFP New research suggests the coronavirus pandemic may have started earlier than previously thought. Photo: AFP
New research suggests the coronavirus pandemic may have started earlier than previously thought. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus may have jumped to humans as early as October, study says

  • Researchers looked at 7,000 genome sequence assemblies collected from around the world to determine their most recent common ancestor
  • Results suggest the global health crisis may have started at some point between October 6 and December 11

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
New research suggests the coronavirus pandemic may have started earlier than previously thought. Photo: AFP New research suggests the coronavirus pandemic may have started earlier than previously thought. Photo: AFP
New research suggests the coronavirus pandemic may have started earlier than previously thought. Photo: AFP
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