Chinese health authorities have confirmed the identity of the patient zero from whom the first case of coronavirus has originated.
Yin Dao Tang, 24, from the province of Hubei, is the first case of the novel coronavirus that emerged on November 17, according to Chinese government data.
Tang is believed to have contracted the disease after indulging in sexual acts with several animals, including bats.
Chinese officials have warned to temporarily abstain from having sexual contact with any animals, especially with bats.qaa7
“We believe that patient zero has contracted COVID-19 through oral, genital or anal sexual penetration with various animals, especially bats,” Chinese officials said yesterday.