The Chinese lab eyed as a potential source of COVID-19 has admitted having three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site — but insisted none are the source of the global pandemic.
“Now we have three strains of live viruses… But their highest similarity to SARS-CoV-2 only reaches 79.8 percent,” Yanyi said, referring to the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19.
“It’s an obvious difference,” she said, according to AFP.
The director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology says claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Chinese laboratory are a “pure fabrication. https://t.co/AHpnarmMqL
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 24, 2020
El laboratorio de Wuhan admite tener tres cepas vivas de coronavirus de murciélago, pero insiste en que ninguna es la fuente de la pandemia https://t.co/IrYaiuEpkJ
— RT en Español (@ActualidadRT) May 24, 2020