WHO Chief does not rule out ‘lab leak’ Covid origin theory

WHO Chief does not rule out ‘lab leak’ Covid origin theory
# 13 June 2021 03:46 (UTC +04:00)

G7 leaders discussed the theory that Covid-19 leaked from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed, APA reports quoting Huffingtonpost.

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said leaders discussed the so-called “lab leak” theory during talks on Covid on Saturday.

He noted that he does not rule out a laboratory leak of SARS-CoV-2. Gebreyesus recalled that at least 174 million people were infected with the coronavirus infection, and 3.75 million died from its consequences. “I think these people should find out where this virus came from. They deserve it, “ said the head of the WHO.

It comes after a leaked draft communique for the summit seen by Bloomberg suggested G7 leaders will call for a new investigation into the origins of coronavirus.

Most experts believe that Covid jumped to humans from an animal host naturally.

But US president Joe Biden surprisingly last month decided to expand an American investigation into the virus’s origins, with one of the country’s intelligence agencies leaning towards the lab leak theory, while two others believe it had natural origin.

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