Shrimp seller Wei told Chinese reporters that the first symptoms of the disease appeared on December 11, 2019. Chinese authorities linked the outbreak of coronavirus to the Huanan market where the woman worked.
The first person to contract the coronavirus at the Huanan Animal and Seafood Market in Wuhan (Hubei Province, China) was a shrimp seller stated in the plot The paper. The main points about the first patient March 25 cited site Sina.
The Paper calls the woman Wei, The Wall Street Journal in early March wrote that her full name is Wei Guixian.
The woman said that on December 11, 2019 she had a fever, she went to the medical room, where she was given an injection. According to the woman, earlier these injections helped her with similar symptoms, but this time it did not get better. On December 16, a woman decided to go to a larger hospital.
Wei was one of the first 27 patients diagnosed with coronavirus infection COVID-19. Journalists found that 24 out of 27 cases had contact with the Huanan market.
Staff The paper also chatted with a Wuhan resident named Chen, who had been ill COVID-19. He said that on December 16 he had a fever, it became hard to breathe. The man turned to doctors, he was hospitalized. Chen stressed that he had not been to the seafood market recently, and suggested that he could become infected in the subway.
Chinese authorities link outbreak to market Huanan: The first patients there were either regular customers or sellers. But, as The Paper writes, the story Chen shows that this version may not be final. The Huanan Bazaar was closed on January 1.
In early March, the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post, citing an investigation by the Chinese authorities, wrote that the first patient contracted the coronavirus in November, and not in December. It was a 55-year-old resident of Hubei Province. According to the publication, the Chinese authorities identified at least 266 people who contracted the virus last year and fell into the field of vision of doctors. Doctors realized that they were dealing with a new disease in late December.
The World Health Organization told Newsweek that its regional office in China was the first to receive reports of “pneumonia of unknown origin” found in Wuhan on December 31, 2019.
Scientists believe that bats, snakes and pangolins were involved in the transmission chain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, (in China, their meat is considered a delicacy). From which of these animals a person has become infected is still not known exactly.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
According to American Johns Hopkins University, on March 26, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 510 thousand, of which 22 993 people died, more than 120 thousand recovered. In China, more than 81 thousand cases of infection were registered, more than 61 thousand people recovered, 3169 people died.