• Wed. Apr 21st, 2021

More work needed to rule out COVID lab leak theory says WHO

More work needed to rule out Covid lab leak theory says WHO

(STL.News) The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says further investigation is needed to conclusively rule out a theory that Covid-19 emerged from a laboratory in China.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday that although a laboratory leak is the least likely cause, more extensive research is needed.

The virus was first detected in Wuhan, in China’s Hubei province, in late 2019.