China has claimed that a study to find out the source of Kovid-19 revealed that the corona virus had spread to Italy before spreading to Wuhan city last year. This has led to the charge that the corona virus was spread from Wuhan. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lilian said that this study also revealed that the question of the source of the virus was a ‘complex question’ and it probably developed in many countries.
On the other hand, this claim of Chinese spokesperson has been rejected by the scientists associated with the Corona study. Scientist Giovanni Apolone involved in the study said that his research did not rule out the possibility of spreading corona virus from China. He said, “We know that China delayed announcing the outbreak of the corona virus, so it cannot be said when the corona virus infection began to spread there.”
The scientist said that the corona virus was spreading silently in China and that it was spreading much earlier than previously estimated. Then it came to northern Italy. He said that China has a very close commercial relationship with North Italy. This is not the first time a Chinese spokesperson has tried to convince other countries to spread the corona virus.
According to official figures so far, about five and a half million people have been infected by the global pandemic corona virus and 1.3 million people have died. Meanwhile, according to a study, the actual number of global infections due to the Kovid-19 epidemic may be up to six times higher than the cases known so far. According to researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Melbourne, the rate of infection in 15 countries during March and August was on average 6.2 times higher than the reported cases.
According to the report published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, corona virus infection rates in Britain, France, Belgium and Italy are much higher than the known cases and in the case of Italy it is 17 times higher. The study said Australia had the best level of infection detection among 15 countries at the end of April. But the rate of infection may still be five times higher than the officially stated number at the end of August. The researchers said the study estimated the exact number of infections in Australia, Canada, South Korea and the US, with a combined population of more than 800 million people from 11 European countries.
Quentin Grafton, co-author of the study and professor at ANU, said that we found that infections are much higher in many countries than confirmed cases. This is important for both control and estimation of infection. He referred to Britain for example and said that in our analysis, more than 54 million people in the UK, ie eight percent of the population, have been infected with the corona virus or have been infected before.