Italy had the West’s earliest reported coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFPItaly had the West’s earliest reported coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
Italy had the West’s earliest reported coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP

Italy’s earliest coronavirus strains did not arrive from China, study suggests

  • Strains from Covid-19 patients in the Lombardy region ‘did not contain viral strains isolated in the first months of the outbreak in China’
  • One possible route to Italy was from Central Europe, where strains with similar mutations were detected, researchers say
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Italy had the West’s earliest reported coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFPItaly had the West’s earliest reported coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
Italy had the West’s earliest reported coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
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