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Chinese researchers find 24 new coronaviruses in bats


Chinese researchers have found 24 new coronaviruses in bats, as per a report published in the journal Cell. The discoveries were made in a small region of the Yunnan province in China. The 24 new coronaviruses include four SARS-CoV-2 like coronaviruses. Viral sample RpYN06 taken from horseshoe bat species called Rhinolophus pusillus was found to be genetically similar to SARS-CoV-2.

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