The COVID-19 started in the animal kingdom – with the virus first being transmitted from bats and possibly pangolins to humans. But not all creatures are susceptible to the illness.
Conservationists have welcomed Beijing's wildlife trade ban, but say lasting change is needed. Meanwhile, millions of Chinese farmers who rely on breeding wild animals are wondering how they'll be able to make ends meet.
The World Health Organization has recorded the highest rise in global cases in a single day. Daily deaths are at their highest since April, as the pandemic shows no signs of diminishing. Follow DW for the latest.
Six months have passed since SARS-CoV-2 became known worldwide. Since then, researchers have found out much about the virus and made progress in combating it. Here are the most important points.
The researchers are heading to China in a preliminary phase of the bid to discover which animal the coronavirus came from and how it jumped to humans. They will prepare the groundwork for a later investigation.
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