-The director of a maximum-security laboratory in Wuhan has rubbished claims that coronavirus originated from the lab
– Identified as Yuan Zhiming, he said it was impossible and any reports claiming such were mere speculation
– China has come under fire for how transparent it has been on reporting the outbreak Yuan Zhiming, director of a maximum-security laboratory in Wuhan, the Chinese city which was ground zero from the outbreak of the coronavirus, has denied that the virus originated from the lab.
China is being pressured into revealing more information about the pandemic and how it handled the outbreak, with many questioning the accuracy of their statistics.Yuan denied this:
“There’s no way this virus came from us,”
he told the English-language state broadcaster
“The(sic) whole institute is carrying out research in different areas related to the coronavirus”.
As early as February, the institute denied that the virus originated from their lab.However, the United States of America has said that it would be launching an investigation into how the virus “got out into the world”.