Julius Nziza from Gorilla Doctors, the author of an academic paper on Coronavirus in bats living in close contact with humans in Rwanda, has clarified that his research has nothing to do with the current COVID-19 pandemic. His paper was published in 2019, the research carried out between 2010 and 2014. His clarification comes after Makerere University deliberately used it to mislead and misinform the public.
Nziza’s research was carried as a PREDICT, a global project for surveillance of pathogens that can spillover from animal hosts to people. The study was about SARS-CoV commonly called SARS in bats, a natural reservoir of the virus, the study was not about the current SARS CoV-2 known as COVID19. The insinuation by Makerere University that the current Coronavirus pandemic pathogen, SARS CoV-2, was discovered in a research carried out in 2014 is pure rumormongering.
Makerere University, once a respectable institution, clearly has been infected by the 34 years corrupt regime. The University has now in its elements corrupt individuals on the anti-Rwanda campaign payroll. Using the University name, they misinform and propagate hate in a desperate attempt to destabilize Rwanda.