While it has been around 10 months since the outbreak of coronavirus across the globe, the cause of the contagion disease is still a subject of speculation for medical experts and scientists.
The novel coronavirus which has affected the countries across the globe is believed to be originated from a wet-food market in Wuhan in China. It was reported that the first case of coronavirus was reported from Wuhan but there was no evidence of the same.
Meanwhile, there are several health experts who believe that coronavirus is “man-made” in a Wuhan’s laboratory, located near the sea-food market.
In a recent claim, the Chinese virologist and whistleblower Li-Meng Yan stated that COVID-19 was made in a government-controlled laboratory in Wuhan. Yan also stated that she is having scientific evidence to prove her claim.
Li-Meng, who is hiding in the US over safety concerns, alleged that China knew about the spread of the novel virus before it was publicly acknowledged. China was running a cover-up operation, she alleged.
The top scientist was working in Hong Kong. She also claimed that she was among the first ones to study the novel coronavirus as she was given the task of looking into the odd cluster of SARS-like cases that were coming out of mainland China at the end of December 2019.
However, China has been adamant that it shared the information related to the pandemic in a timely manner. Also, it stated that the virus did not originate from the Wuhan lab.
Earlier in February, the Chinese envoy had stated that the virus “originated from nature” and not in laboratories.
Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong was asked about whether there was a possibility of coronavirus being accidentally released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and not from the seafood market. To this, Weidong had said that they still don’t have enough knowledge but it originated from nature and that it is not man-made. The virus is terrible but the rumour is more terrible, he added.