As per the TOI report, environmentalist BV Gundappa said, “Killing fruit bats for meat is rampant in Devarayanadurga forest, Jagannathapura, Sira taluk and Huliyurdurga of Kunigal taluk in Tumakuru.”
Old tweets by Peter Daszak show how they were studying Coronavirus in China a year before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world
In 2018 itself, Peter Daszak and others studying Coronavirus in bats in China were aware how it can infect human
Frozen samples of virus almost identical to coronavirus was sent to Wuhan Lab of Virology in 2013: Read details of the shocking report
According to Shi Zhengli, an expert on SARS-like coronaviruses, the coronavirus bears stark resemblance with the frozen samples of bat virus that were sent to Wuhan Institute of Virology, collected from an abandoned bat cave in China's Yunnan province
ICMR and NIV carried out studies on Indian bats species and found different kind of coronavirus in two species.