This is stated in an article by The Guardian.
According to the expert, coronaviruses can also be spread naturally in South Asian countries outside of China.
She also stated that despite the fact that bats were the original carrier of coronaviruses, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was initially transmitted to another, intermediate animal, after which it reached humans.
According to her, it is necessary to determine this intermediate carrier.
In November, Wuhan authorities launched an epidemiological investigation after the coronavirus was detected on beef from Brazil and fish from Vietnam.
In October, specialists from the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention detected for the first time a live virus that causes the coronavirus infection COVID-19 on frozen seafood packaging.