WHO on coronavirus: Coronavirus most likely of animal origin, no signs of laboratory manipulation | News from the world


GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that all the available evidence suggests that the new coronavirus originated from bats in China at the end of last year and has not been handled or built in the laboratory.

President Donald Trump said last week that his government was trying to determine whether the virus came from a laboratory in Wuhan, central China.
“All the available evidence suggests that the virus is of animal origin and is not a virus manipulated or constructed in a laboratory or elsewhere,” WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib said at a conference. release in Geneva. “It is likely, likely that the virus is of animal origin. ”
She did not know how the virus had crossed the human species barrier, but there was “certainly” an intermediate animal host, she added.


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