BEIJING – Yuan Zhiming, director of Wuhan Laboratories, on Wednesday issued a statement claiming all allegations that the coronavirus came from China's National Biogas Laboratory at the Wuhan Institute, or WIV Are baseless allegations and are not substantiated.
"In response, Yuan made it clear that the WIV did not have a plan or even a sufficient capacity to create a new virus, and we observed that there was no information," the agency said on Wednesday. And there is enough evidence that the SARS-Cov-2 virus was created by humans just like those allegations.
In contrast, most scientists say that the SARS-CoV-2 originates in wildlife such as bats and ponies, which in the scientific opinion generally claim that these infections are in fact transmitted naturally.
The head of the laboratory also denied that the laboratory had accidentally leaked the Corona virus it had collected from bats that had previously been used for research purposes.
Edit: Sun Lee