The COVID-19 outbreak started on the territory of China, other options are excluded, despite the fact that cases of infection were observed in residents of other countries who did not travel to China. This was stated by the official representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Christian Lindmeier on May 8.
“All the evidence at the moment points to the area of Wuhan China, to the market and the possibility of getting it there through the market employees. And at the moment there is no other evidence, ” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.
Who admits that the coronavirus before its official registration could spread around the world unnoticed, including taking into account the flu season.
US authorities believe that the coronavirus outbreak occurred as a result of an infection leak from a laboratory in Wuhan China. Us President Donald trump confirmed this information on may 1, refusing to disclose details.
Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Washington has “huge evidence” in this regard, but a few days later doubted what was said. However, he accused China of deliberately hiding data about the infection. According to the Associated Press, Beijing did not inform about COVID-19 in order to have time to stock up on medical supplies.
At the same time, American scientists refute versions about the creation of COVID-19 in laboratory conditions, claiming that the infection is of animal origin. The who also claimed the natural origin of the coronavirus.
At the same time, in May, China refused to participate in the investigation of the origin of the coronavirus and did not provide data on two Virology laboratories in Wuhan.
An outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, occurred in Wuhan, China in late December. Outside of China, the disease has been diagnosed in patients in more than 210 countries. On March 11, the world health organization (who) declared a coronavirus pandemic in the world. According to Worldometer on May 8, in total, the coronavirus was detected in more than 3.9 million people, 270 thousand people died.