The former head of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that there is no evidence that the Coronavirus spreads from animals.
According to the British news agency Reuters, George Gao said this at a meeting held in London regarding the preparation of epidemics. He was the head of the CDC when the Corona epidemic started in Wuhan, China.
He said that people still say that it (the virus) exists in animals. There was no evidence that it was the animals from which the virus spread.
It is not yet clear from where the coronavirus epidemic spread. China has been criticised, but the Chinese government has said it has always supported the investigation.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that there are various hypotheses regarding the origin of Corona, one of which is that it spread from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, but China has denied this. .
The WHO also said that evidence suggests that the virus was spread by animals, such as bats.