A Chinese virologist has claimed that the coronavirus was manufactured in a lab in Wuhan and said she has proof for the same.
The claim was made by Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan, who has supposedly fled China after becoming a whistleblower in the case.
She claimed that she has proof that the virus came from a virology lab in the city and not from the wet-food market.
“The genome sequence is like a human fingerprint,” she said in the video released on YouTube.
ITV’s Loose Women described Li-Meng Yan as “a scientist who was working at the Hong Kong School of Public Health when she turned whistleblower on the Chinese Government after she alleged they knew about the spread of the coronavirus before publicly acknowledging the outbreak.”
Li-Meng Yan stated that while she was working at Hong Kong’s School of Public Health, she was asked by her supervisor first to investigate a new “SARS-like” virus in Wuhan on December 31 – but that her efforts were later hushed.
The scientist further claimed that she was asked to keep silent and careful when she reported that cases appeared to be rising exponentially
However, the Chinese National Health Commission, World Health Organisation and the University Of Hong Kong have disputed her claims.