Laboratory staff in Wuhan, which became world famous after the coronavirus pandemic, have left the country and are cooperating with Western intelligence agencies. The Sunday Mirror newspaper reported this on Sunday, July 12, citing former U.S. presidential aide Steve Bannon.
“They haven’t spoken to the press yet, but there are people from Wuhan’s laboratory and from other labs who have come to the West and are turning the evidence in the direction of the Chinese Communist Party’s guilt. I think the people will be shocked,” he said.
Former advisor Donald Trump said some are working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to help clarify what happened at Wuhan’s lab. In his view, the management of the facility left much to be desired.
“People from these labs have been leaving China and Hong Kong since mid-February, [U.S. intelligence] along with [British Counterintelligence] MI-5 and [British Foreign Intelligence] MI-6 are trying to prepare a very thorough court case,” he added.
Earlier that day, virologist Li Meng Yan, who left Hong Kong and was hiding from Chinese authorities in the U.S., told the U.S. media that Beijing had for a long time deliberately concealed data on the coronavirus.
Earlier in July, specialist Tom Jefferson from the Center for Evidence Medicine at Oxford University expressed doubts that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 appeared in China. According to him, the infection existed in Europe before the outbreak began in Wuhan.