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Is There Evidence That COVID-19 Is From Wuhan Laboratory?

AFP news agency quoted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on May 3, confirming there is evidence that the COVID-19 outbreak originated from Wuhan laboratory, although the virus causing the disease is not an artificial product.

Pompeo said in the ABC 's This Week program that:

"There is tremendous evidence that that is where it came from. I think the whole world can now see clearly, China has a history of spreading the disease to the world, and they run underperforming laboratories."

The US Secretary of State expressed his agreement with the conclusions of US intelligence officials, stating that "there is broad consensus in the scientific community that the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic is not an artificial product or a variable." change genes ".

Pompeo, however, said that China's attempt to hide the seriousness of the epidemic in its early stages created "a great risk" to the world. Recalling US President Donald Trump's words, Pompeo emphasized that Washington "will force responsible people to pay the price".

Earlier, on May 1, President Trump also said he had seen documents that helped him believe that the virus that caused COVID-19 came from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, where the disease started.

For its part, April 27, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said there was "no conclusive evidence that the virus originated from China".

Up to now, the United States is still the country with the most COVID-19 infections with 1.1 million cases, of which more than 67,000 have died.

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