The US authorities have begun an exhaustive investigation to identify whether the new coronavirus (Covid-19) originated in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province, or in a laboratory of the Asian giant.
Officials from the US intelligence unit continue to collect information about one of the laboratories in the province mentioned to “generate an accurate description of what happened” and where the pandemic that has infected more than two million people in the world began, reported today. Fox News Network.
Once the investigation is complete, the results will be sent to the White House for further decisions regarding ways to combat the coronavirus, both by President Donald Trump and the rest of the world.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Friday that the government is continuing investigations at the Wuhan Virology Institute and accused China of refusing to cooperate with scientists and specialists to clarify the facts.
Since last Wednesday Fox News shared information on the hypotheses of the US authorities, who believe that the infectious agent originated in a laboratory not as a biological weapon, but as part of China’s efforts to show its ability to fight new diseases.
The main argument of the US government lies in the genetic structure of the virus, which was not genetically altered and, probably, the contagions began in said research space and then spread throughout the city of Wuhan.
Investigations point at the moment to the laboratory work of Dr. Shi Zhengli, who was working on an antiviral component to combat different infectious agents belonging to the coronavirus family, particularly towards tests with bats.
In addition, Fox News sources denounced that the Chinese government of Xi Jinping did everything possible to hide the information related to the laboratory where the Covid-19 may have originated.