Scientists from China said that COVID-19 is of natural origin, RIA Novosti reports, citing an article in the journal Science China Life Sciences.
It is noted that this conclusion was reached by 20 Chinese scientists and a British researcher.
Experts drew attention to the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has adapted well to the human population, in contrast to the 2003 SARS-CoV.
According to them, this level of adaptability has developed long before the outbreak of COVID-19.
Earlier, the Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus admitted the likelihood of the artificial origin of the coronavirus through the leak of COVID-19 from the laboratory.