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24 new virus varients discovered in China

In the search for the origin of the novel coronavirus, an international team of scientists has now delivered surprising results, as first reported by the SCMP. They had discovered 24 previously unknown bat coronaviruses within a radius of fewer than four kilometers in southwestern China. One virus of these carried “a genomic backbone” that is probably closest to the previously identified Sars-Cov-2, according to an article published on the US biology server bioRxiv.org, which has not yet undergone a peer-review process. Nevertheless, none of the newly discovered coronavirus species appears to be responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic, according to the report.

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