COVID-19 Virus Found in Guwahati’s River Bharalu. In a startling discovery, a novel coronavirus responsible for the current epidemic has allegedly been found. In the waterways of Assam’s capital city of Guwahati.
Additionally, a variant of the deadly virus was found in Gujarat’s Sarbarmati river and other bodies of water. It has surprised medical researchers.
According to reports, a group of experts from eight major Indian research institutions, including IIT Gandhinagar. Recently performed a study on water samples taken from different sources, including the Bharalu. During their examination, they found the existence of the lethal virus in the sample.
Manish Kumar of IIT Gandhinagar’s Department of Earth Science told the media. That they had gathered and analyzed samples of water from different rivers and other natural water sources. They were pull aback when they discover the virus in the samples.
“Since September 3, 2020, our study team has been collecting saples for testing from different rivers and other water sources. We examined these samples and discovered the existence of a novel coronavirus,” he said.
The virus was also detect in a water sample. Taken from the Bharalu river during the testing, according to the study.
According to experts, similar trials should be conducted throughout the nation. They asserted that the virus might live indefinitely in natural rivers.
Karnataka became the first Indian state earlier this week to deploy a city sewage monitoring system in Bengaluru to detect potential Covid-19 hotspots.
Previously, corpses of Covid-19-infected individuals were found floating in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar’s Ganga. Local reports indicate that around 100 corpses were dump into the river. According to the experts, this may have been the reason for the proliferation of this lethal contagious virus in water bodies.