Who is the first  Corona Virus patient of the World?

Who is the first Corona Virus patient of the World?

A 57-year-old female shrimp seller in China's Wuhan city is now considered to be the first patient in the world affected by Coronavirus and incidentally, she made full recovery in January itself.

She is now called the coronavirus 'patient zero'. According to reports, the patient was selling shrimps at the Huanan Seafood Market on December 10 when she developed a cold

Believing she had the common flu, Wei went to a local clinicfor treatment where she was given an injection, the Mirror UK reported.

However, Wei continued to feel weak and visited EleventhHospital in Wuhan a day later.

The feeling of lethargy persisted and Wei visited one of thebiggest medical facilities in the region — Wuhan Union Hospital — on December16.

At the Union Hospital, Wei was told her sickness was"ruthless" and that many from Huanan Market had visited the hospitalwith matching symptoms.

At the end of December, Wei was quarantined when doctorsrelated the emergence of the coronavirus with the seafood market, the Mirrorquoted Chinese news outlet The Paper.

The so-called "live market" has been closedindefinitely following the coronavirus outbreak.

Wei regained her health in January. The Covid-19 'patientzero' believes she got the disease from a toilet she shared with meat sellersin the market. She said several vendors trading close to her also contractedthe killer disease.

In a release, Wuhan Municipal Health Commission confirmedWei was among the first 27 patients to test positive for COVID-19 and one of 24cases directly related to the market.

Wei said the virus death toll could have been lower if thegovernment had "acted sooner".

Though identified as 'patient zero', Wei may not be thefirst person to have contracted coronavirus in China, the report said.

Pratidin Time