China CDC: New pneumonia is not a SARS evolutionary version Tan Wenjie, director of the Emergency Technology Center of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that we have obtained dozens of early-stage novel whole genome sequences of coronaviruses, and we have discovered new coronavirus.
It is closer to SARS in evolution and is equivalent to the distant relative of SARS. However, we believe that the new virus discovered this time is not an evolution of SARS rumors on the Internet, but a brand new virus. Tan Wenjie said that we found that the new virus is 90% similar to a coronavirus in a bat in Zhoushan, Zhejiang. There are also studies abroad claiming that another coronavirus carried by another bat has 96% similarity to this virus, but Even with such a high degree of homology, no new coronavirus can be identified as derived from this bat. (CCTV News)