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Covid-19 patient zero may have been a Wuhan lab worker infected by a bat after all

The Doctor who led the WHO probe in China, said the world’s first Covid-19 patient might have been infected by a bat while working in a Wuhan lab.


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A World Health Organization chief has admitted that the world’s first COVID-19 patient may have been infected by a bat while working for a Wuhan lab in China.

Dr. Peter Embarek, had initially dismissed the notion that the virus escaped from a lab as unlikely, and now he has admitted that the lab leak theory could have happened.


Embarek led the WHO probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic in China.

He reportedly suggests that a Chinese researcher could have been infected by a bat while taking samples in connection with research at a Wuhan lab.

By Thursday evening, the total global number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeded 204.7 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths stands at more than 4.32 million. More than 4.54 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data.


Canberra, the Australian capital, has announced a snap one-week lockdown after its first reported locally acquired COVID-19 case in more than a year.

Hawaii is set to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions, limiting social gatherings to reduce the strain on the state’s healthcare system.

Elsewhere, California has become the first US state to require teachers and other school staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 – or face regular testing.

Cuba is converting hotels into isolation centres and hospitals and bringing back doctors working abroad in an effort to cope with a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Nearly half of children with COVID-19 display no symptoms, according to a new study.

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