WORLD Experts have no doubt about natural origin of coronavirus: Russian researcher

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Experts have no doubt about natural origin of coronavirus: Russian researcher

Xinhua

20:18, June 19, 2021

MOSCOW, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Experts have no doubt about the natural origin of the novel coronavirus, TASS news agency reported Thursday, citing Rinat Maksyutov, director general of Russia's State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vector.

Medics walk in front of a hospital where patients infected with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus are being treated in the settlement of Kommunarka outside Moscow on June 17, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

"Currently, at the expert level, there is no doubt about the natural origin of the novel coronavirus," Maksyutov said.

The changes in the novel coronavirus amount to 20 percent compared with the previous coronavirus, he added.

The researcher pointed out that it is impossible for people to create such a virus, according to TASS.


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