The Wuhan Institute of Virology has never artificially deduced, synthesized, and also did not allow a new type of coronavirus infection to leak. This statement was made by the director of the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, a researcher at the Yuan Zhiming Institute.
According to him, until December 31, 2019, the Wuhan Institute “did not encounter” COVID-19. “The Wuhan Institute of Virology has never synthesized, created or leaked COVID-19,” he said, noting that before this period, not a single employee or student of the institute had contracted a new type of coronavirus infection.
Zhiming noted that to date, there is no evidence that could confirm the artificial origin of this virus or its leak from the laboratory. As he stressed, while there is a consensus among scientists that “COVID-19 is of natural origin.”
“The experts released a statement saying that at the moment there is no evidence that could support the theory of the artificial origin of COVID-19 or its leak from the laboratory,” added the head of the institute.
We will remind, on July 16, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the organization is going to check laboratories and research institutions in the area of the first cases of human coronavirus in December 2019, allowing the laboratory origin of the disease. As the website kp.ru wrote, after that, more than half a million Chinese signed an online open letter to the World Health Organization demanding an investigation into the situation in the American biolaboratory based at Fort Detrick in order to “prevent future epidemics.”