World Health Organisation says coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

World Health Organisation team that includes experts from 10 nations looking into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic visited a food market in Wuhan, two hospitals and the Wuhan Institute of Virology and laboratories at facilities including the Wuhan Center for Disease Control.

A World Health Organisation expert said the coronavirus is unlikely to have leaked from a Chinese lab and most probably jumped to humans via an intermediary species.

WHO food safety and animal diseases expert Peter Ben Embarek made the assessment in a summation of a WHO team’s investigation into the possible origins of the coronavirus in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the first cases were discovered in December 2019.


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