Genes of COVID 19 virus had been found from waste water, discharged from homes of two cities in Milan and Turin on 18th December 2019 even though the first infected was identified from Italy in mid-February this year. This was revealed by a team of Scientists attached to National Health Institute of Italy.
According to Italian Scientists, the genes of COVID 19 virus, found in the contaminated water indicate that the virus was circulating earlier than it was guessed by the studies carried by many countries.
This study reveals that COVID 19 virus had been in Italy before the first COVID infected found in Wuhan of China in December from where the pandemic was thought to spread to the whole world.
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