Geneva: Dismissing claims surrounding the origins of the novel Coronavirus, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that the virus happened ‘naturally’ and that if there is a change in the opinion on the origin of the virus it should be arrived at scientifically.
“The virus has happened naturally. These are all the publications we know, and if there is anything that will change this, it should come through the proper scientific process,” said Dr Tedros in a global media briefing to a question by an Indian reporter stating, ‘COVID-19 came from China’
Dr.Tedros’ statement comes shortly after a Chinese scientist in exile Dr. Li-Meng Yan promised to publish proof backing her allegations saying that the virus is not from nature, adding that it has been created in a Wuhan lab.
The Chinese virologist also claimed that the Chinese government and the WHO knew about the human-to-human transmission much before they made it public alleging that they had a fair idea of how badly it could affect the world if not contained.