Chinese scientists say coronavirus strain found in Beijing imported

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to one version, infection was on package with frozen food and intensified when temperature rose
09:08, 21 June 2020

Associated Press

Chinese scientists have published data on the sequencing of the coronavirus genome from samples taken after an outbreak in a market in Beijing. They claim that this is an imported strain. The press service of the National Health Committee of China reports.

Coronavirus samples taken in the Xinfadi Beijing market area are reported to indicate that the strain is of imported origin.

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Researchers have concluded that this strain is older than what is currently circulating in Europe.

Determining how the virus was imported into Beijing is still difficult, said center spokesman Zhang Yong. According to one version, the infection was on a package with frozen food and became more active with increasing temperature; on the other, for a long time, the viral culture was on the surfaces in the market where it was picked up by Xinfadi employees.

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