Gold prices rose slightly in Asia on Thursday after the US confirmed the first possible “unknown spread” of the corona virus in the country, Investing.com reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that a Californian patient who had no relevant travel background or had contact with another coronavirus patient was infected.”At this point, it remains uncertain how the patient became infected,” said the CDC in a statement.
“It is possible that this is the first case of an unknown spread of COVID-19, which is also the first such case in the United States.””An unknown spread means that the source of the infection is not understandable,” said the agency.
However, it is possible that the patient may have contracted someone who brought the infection from another country.For example, due to the virus impact, the Goldman Sachs Group revised its gold price forecast up to $ 1,800 an ounce. “If the virus spreads through Q2, gold could exceed $ 1,800 on a three-month basis.” Goldman analyst Mikhail Sprogisin said that gold has now become the “safe haven of last resort”.