WHO's plan to probe Wuhan lab leak theory 'impossible' for China to accept, says Chinese health official

WHO's plan to probe Wuhan lab leak theory 'impossible' for China to accept, says Chinese health official

WHO's plan to probe Wuhan lab leak theory 'impossible' for China to accept, says Chinese health official A senior Chinese health official has firmly rejected the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19. Key points: - Beijing called the press conference to address the COVID-19 origins issue - The health official said the Wuhan lab had no virus that could directly infect humans - He denied that infected staff and graduate students at the lab may have started the spread of the virus in the city Zeng Yixin, the vice-minister of the National Health Commission, said on Thursday he was "rather taken aback" that the plan includes further investigation of the theory that the virus might have leaked from a Chinese lab. He dismissed the lab leak idea as a rumour that runs counter to common sense and science. The search for where the virus came from has become a diplomatic issue that has fuelled China's deteriorating relations with the US and many American allies. The US and others say that …
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