Italy Announces Successful Isolation of Deadly Coronavirus

The partial sequence of the virus isolated in the Italian laboratory, called 2019-nCoV/Italy-INMI1, was deposited in the GenBank database.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Italy announced yesterday, February 2nd, that local doctors and scientists have managed to isolate the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, which has already caused the death of more than 300 people in China.

Another 14,300 have been infected on Chinese territory and some 20 countries have confirmed cases. The announcement was made by Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza during a press conference at the Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital in Rome, renowned for treating contagious diseases . . .

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