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WHO says coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

The Hindu | 10/02/2021 06:45 PM | Click to read full article

The coronavirus is unlikely to have leaked from a Chinese lab and is more likely to have jumped to humans from an animal, a World Health Organization expert said on Tuesday. WHO food safety and animal diseases expert Peter Ben Embarek made the assessment at the end of a visit to the central Chinese city of Wuhan

The Wuhan Institute of Virology has collected extensive virus samples, leading to allegations that it may have caused the original outbreak.