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Wuhan market shrimp seller may be coronavirus ‘patient zero'

2 monthes ago   |   By Metro

The Huanan Seafood Market has since been closed by the Chinese authorities
A shrimp seller at the Chinese wet market believed to be the centre of the coronavirus pandemic may be the first person to have tested positive for the disease.
The 57-year-old woman, named by the Wall Street Journal as Wei Guixian, was selling shrimp at Huanan Seafood Market in the city of Wuhan when she developed what she thought was a cold in December last year.
Now Chinese outlet The Paper says she may be ‘patient zero'. She was told by doctors her illness was ‘ruthless'and other workers at the market had come...
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A Wuhan seafood vendor believed to be one of the first coronavirus patients says 'a lot fewer people would have died' if the Chinese government acted sooner

A Wuhan seafood vendor believed to be one of the first coronavirus patients says 'a lot fewer people would have died' if the Chinese government acted sooner

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Wei Guixian, a 57-year-old seafood vendor in Wuhan, China, was among the first 27 people to be diagnosed with the coronavirus, which originated from the wet market where she worked.
Wei first began exhibiting coronavirus symptoms on December 10 and was admitted to the hospital less than a week later, with doctors describing her illness as "very serious" and "ruthless."
Other vendors from the same market began to check into the hospital soon after. Wei recovered and left the hospital in January.
But the World Health Organization said it wasn't informed of the coronavirus from its Chinese...
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