A laboratory director in Wuhan, China, denied that his employees had fallen ill in November 2019 as a result of a possible outbreak of the Coronavirus. It responds to reports from US intelligence agencies about the lab researching disease-causing viruses, such as the Coronavirus, which The Wall Street Journal wrote on Sunday.
“The so-called CIA report on sick personnel from the Wuhan Institute of Virology is an outright lie that came out of nowhere,” Yuan Qiming, director of the institute’s Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, told the Chinese newspaper the Global Times.
The story stated, based on a previously unpublished report on the last days of the administration of former US President Donald Trump, that many researchers in the laboratory developed symptoms similar to the fall of 2019. Both Covid-19 and the common seasonal diseases.
“These allegations are baseless. The laboratory was not aware of this situation, and I do not even know where this information comes from,” the Chinese researcher told the newspaper.
A study by the World Health Organization (WHO) previously found that the coronavirus may not have come from the laboratory, but from animals. There was a lot of criticism of this investigation, because China was not going to give adequate disclosure. The current outbreak of the virus began in Wuhan and has spread throughout the world.
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