4 May 2020

China hits back at US claims of ‘evidence’ coronavirus came from Wuhan lab

International Editor

Until now, the suggestion that the coronavirus was manufactured in a Chinese laboratory has been confined to conspiracy theorists in the darker reaches of social media. But now it’s being touted by the US government.

Virologists say there is no scientific basis to the idea, but both the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Trump have mentioned it in an attempt to blame China for the epidemic.

Today the Chinese denied what they said were “groundless accusations.”