The coronavirus continued to spread in the Chinese city of Wuhan after the COVID-19 epidemic in the PRC was allegedly defeated. This conclusion was made by scientists from China, whose work was published in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
“Our observations show that a large number of asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2 lived in Wuhan after all carriers of the obvious form of infection recovered. Their existence suggests that the less aggressive strains of coronavirus that caused these infections could re-emerge and trigger a new outbreak of COVID-19 in China, ”the researchers write.
At the end of December 2020, Associated Press reporters published an investigation in which they said that the PRC authorities are probably trying to classify all research on coronavirus as a state secret.
On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei province. A new coronavirus became the causative agent of the disease, and the infection was officially named COVID-19.
For 76 days, Wuhan remained cut off from the outside world, the quarantine was lifted from the city on April 8, 2020. At the moment, there is not a single case of COVID-19 in the city.
In March, the World Health Organization declared a coronavirus pandemic in the world.