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WHO says 'hypothesis' about cause of China's new virus outbreak needs further testing

Reuters India Monday, 15 June 2020
The origins of a new cluster of coronavirus infections in Beijing are uncertain, World Health Organization officials said on Monday, describing the claim that it might have been caused by imports or packaging of salmon as a "hypothesis".
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