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Novel coronavirus could have existed in dormant state long before its outbreak: WHO

Moscow: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that the novel coronavirus could have existed in a dormant state long before the global outbreak.

Melita Vujnovic, representative of the WHO in a recent interview with RIA Novosti News Agency stated, “The novel coronavirus could have existed in a dormant state long before its outbreak. This virus lived in animals and at some point passed to humans. It’s hard to say when and where this happened. It’s being investigated. Viruses can be found in waste water. But nothing can be said specifically.”

She further revealed that WHO has established a large team that will work together with Chinese scientists to analyse the origin of the virus. Vujnovic said that scientists are studying these samples and if there is any “revolutionary result,” the WHO will immediately announce it.

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