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A shrimp seller in Wuhan identified as 'patient 0'

Mar 29, 2020 11:17 IST

A 57-year-old female shrimp seller in China's Wuhan city, has been identified as one of the first victims of Covid-19, according to reports. Wei Guixian, was selling shrimps at the Huanan Seafood Market on December 10 when she first developed a cold. Believing she had the common flu, she went to a local clinic for treatment where she was given an injection and let go. Feeling weak and lethargic, the woman visited another hospital on 16th December, when she was told her sickness and ruthless and was put in quarantine. The coronavirus 'patient zero', who made a full recovery in January after month-long treatment, believes the Chinese government could have checked the spread of the disease had it acted sooner.

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