Wuhan Institute of Virology denied the accusations in the creation of a coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and that the first cases COVID-19 was a member of the laboratory of the Institute. In a written interview to Agency Reuters said the head of the Institute, Professor yuan Jimin.
He stressed that these accusations have no grounds and “taken out of thin air”. According to the Professor, Wuhan Institute does not have “no intentions, nor the capacity” to create a new coronavirus. In addition, said Jimin, the scientific community concurs that SARS-CoV-2 occurred naturally, and in its genome, no evidence of human intervention.
According to the scientist, about 70% of new infections are transmitted to humans from animals. In connection with the continued expansion of human activities and the invasion of the wild the risk of acquiring new infections is increasing, added Jimin.
The Professor said that in a lab of the Wuhan Institute strict security measures, and therefore the likelihood of the spread of coronavirus through of the laboratory is excluded.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
On 16 April, the TV channel Fox News, citing several sources familiar with the decisions of the authorities of China and had seen the relevant documents, reported that “patient zero” was a member of Wuhan Virology laboratory.
Documents seen by the interlocutors Fox News, describe in detail how doctors in the lab trying to contain the spread of the virus in the early stages. While channel sources claim that the Wuhan market animals and seafood “huanan”, which is called the possible source of the virus, never sold bats, and suggest that Chinese authorities are specifically came up with this version in order to divert suspicion from the lab.
The US President Donald trump said that the United States “will examine this terrible situation,” and Beijing has threatened “serious consequences”.
The foreign Ministry of China declared that the version about the leak of a coronavirus from laboratory of Wuhan has no evidence.
By 28 April, according to information from the American University, Johns Hopkins, coronavirus in the world were infected over 3 million people, more than 212 thousand of them died, 906 thousand recovered. USA are most affected by the coronavirus of the country – there were the greatest number of infected and dead (more than 869 million and 49.9 per thousand, respectively).