A new study may add weight to suggestions that the pandemic coronavirus evolved naturally. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus ‘close relative’ found in bats in China

  • New virus has key feature in common with pandemic pathogen, suggesting that Sars-CoV-2 did not escape from lab, researcher says
  • But genome differences make the newly discovered virus less of a threat to humans
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A new study may add weight to suggestions that the pandemic coronavirus evolved naturally. Photo: AFP
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