Coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab, says WHO

A World Health Organisation expert says the coronavirus is unlikely to have leaked from a Chinese lab and most probably jumped to humans via an intermediary species

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A World Health Organisation expert says the coronavirus is unlikely to have leaked from a Chinese lab and most probably jumped to humans via an intermediary species.

WHO food safety and animal diseases expert Peter Ben Embarek made the assessment in a summation Tuesday of a WHO team's investigation into the possible origins of the coronavirus in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the first cases were discovered in December 2019.

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