What caused Coronavirus? Bat soup! Evidently, the Chinese people love to eat bats. This is not surprising though, there is hardly anything that the Chinese wont eat! Eating vermin of all types is a common practice.The Coronavirus has started to mutate. Many Chinese people have been infected with different strains of the virus. Unfortunately, the virus has spread far outside of the Chinese mainland, due to carious countries who refuse to close down travel to and from China.