U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States has “enormous evidence” that the new coronavirus originated in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan. This was reported to AFP on Sunday, May 3.
Pompeo, however, refused to comment on whether he believed the virus was intended to be released or was an accident. At the same time, he accused China of deliberately concealing information about the spread of the disease in the “classical style of communist misinformation. This, he said, created a “huge risk”.
“I think the whole world can see it now, China has a history of infecting the world and launching substandard laboratories,” he said, while announcing the prosecution of “all those responsible.
May 1, U.S. President Donald Trump said he had information about the creation of a coronavirus in a Chinese Wuhan laboratory. However, he did not reveal any details.
On April 15, the Fox News channel said that the first person infected with coronavirus worked in a laboratory in Wuhan. That’s where the virus allegedly leaked.
However, U.S. scientists refuted versions of COVID-19 being created in a laboratory environment. According to them, the virus is of animal origin. The WHO, in turn, also claimed the coronavirus was of natural origin.