. WHO team says coronavirus jumped to humans from an animal, as global case tally tops 106.5 million « JO LEE MAGAZINE

MarketWatch – A World Health Organization team of experts wrapped up their visit to the Chinese city of Wuhan on Tuesday, with the conclusion that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is unlikely to have leaked from a Chinese lab and most probably jumped to humans from a yet-to-be-identified animal.

WHO food safety and animal diseases expert Peter Ben Embarek told reporters at a briefing that the team’s investigation into the possible origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, where the first cases were discovered in December 2019, found it was “extremely unlikely” that the virus originated in a lab.

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