Photos of Parking lots and searches prove that COVID-19 appeared in Wuhan in August

Satellite images in the Chinese city of Wuhan prove that the coronavirus began to spread in August 2019. To such conclusion experts from the Harvard Medical school, Boston University of public health and Boston children’s hospital.

They analyzed images of Parking lots of major hospitals in Wuhan in the period from 9 January 2018-30 April 2020 made by the satellite. Since August the number of cars on the hospital Parking lots started to grow sharply. The largest number of cars was recorded in December 2019.

they Also analyzed search queries to the Chinese search engine Baidu, reports “Interfax”. Still three weeks before the official emergence of the virus in China has been an increasing search for “cough” and “diarrhoea”.

Director of the Boston children’s hospital John Braunstein believes that these data also support the hypothesis that the virus occurred naturally in southern China and, potentially, already circulated during the appearance of cluster of Wuhan.

an Outbreak of coronavirus began on 31 December 2019 in Wuhan. On 11 March, the who announced the pandemic. It is still unknown whether the market “huanan” source distribution COVID-19. According to recent reports, globally the virus has infected 7 million 119 thousand 454 people died 406 thousand 540.