The head of the World Health Organization believes the Covid DID leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan after a “catastrophic accident” in 2019, it has been claimed.
A senior government source told the Mail on Sunday that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus admitted privately to a European politician that he feared the virus may have fled the secret site.
The WHO publicly states that “all hypotheses are on the table” when it comes to the origins of COVID.
The virus first took hold in Wuhan, and at the start of the pandemic it was alleged that Western intelligence services were concerned about the city’s Institute of Virology.
Scientists from the laboratory are known to have studied the coronavirus found in bats living in caves 1,000 miles away. Kovid is suspected to have originated in those caves.
The news of Tedros’s private conversation comes as the death toll from the disease has reached 18 million worldwide.
Beijing says any claims of lab leaks are just a “conspiracy theory”.
However, former President Donald Trump was also among those who blamed China for the virus.
Dr Tedros gave an update on the pandemic this month, acknowledging: “We don’t yet have an answer for where it came from or how it entered the human population.
“It is very important to understand the origin of virus scientifically to prevent future pandemics and pandemics.
“But morally, we are also indebted to all those who have suffered and died and their families. The longer it takes, the harder it becomes. We need to act fast and act with urgency.” need to.
“All hypotheses must remain on the table until we have evidence that enables us to rule in or out certain hypotheses.”
An original investigation by the WHO into the outbreak was fiercely opposed by China.
After investigation, a report concluded that the SARS-CoV-2 virus probably passed from bats to humans through another unknown species.
However, the document was criticized by 14 countries, including the US and UK, leading Dr. Tedros to admit its flaws.
US intelligence has placed the secret Wuhan laboratory at the center of its analysis.
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that staff at the institute fell ill with Covid-like symptoms in the autumn of 2019 – weeks before the alarm went off.
He said researchers were experimenting with coronaviruses as part of military projects.
A WHO spokesman said: “Dr Tedros continues to say that all hypotheses remain on the table as scientists do their work.”