How did the coronavirus (COVID-19) start?

May 23, 20

A team of scientists in China have connected the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans to horseshoe bats in the Yunnan Province, China.

The genomic sequence of the virus, named SARS-CoV-2, was found to be 96% identical to that of a coronavirus the researchers had identified in horseshoe bats in Yunnan. The data point to a single introduction into humans, followed by sustained human-to-human transmission.