Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have described the path of the coronavirus from bats to humans. According to them, the most likely version of the infection is transmitted to humans through other animal species, reports the Associated Press (AP) agency with reference to the report of the organization.
Scientists point out that the virus has been found in armadillos, minks and cats – these and other animals could transmit the virus to humans.
The WHO says the pandemic is the result of a laboratory leak is unlikely and suggests it not be investigated. Other options are recommended for further investigation. The AP noted that the report provided to journalists is only a preliminary version of the document, and the final version will be released within a few days.
Earlier on March 29 it was reported that Alexander Gintsburg, director of the Gamaleya Center, which developed the Sputnik V vaccine, predicted the next stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to him, the virus threatens to infect domestic and farm animals.