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Covid Origin Study: China 'Shocked’ By WHO Plan, Calls Lab Leak Theory ‘Rumour’

China said lab leak theory is a rumor that goes against science.

Covid Origin Study: China 'Shocked’ By WHO Plan, Calls Lab Leak Theory ‘Rumour’
The WHO acknowledged last week that it was premature to rule out a potential link between the pandemic and a leak of the coronavirus from a Chinese lab. | Representational Image
Covid Origin Study: China 'Shocked’ By WHO Plan, Calls Lab Leak Theory ‘Rumour’
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2021-07-22T12:42:04+05:30

China has said that it was shocked by the World Health Organisation's plan for Covid origin study and called the lab leak theory a rumour.

 A senior Chinese health official said Thursday he was shocked by the WHO’s plan for the second phase of a Covid-19 origins study.

National Health Commission Vice Minister Zeng Yixin dismissed the lab leak theory as a rumor running counter to common sense.

The head of the WHO acknowledged last week that it was premature to rule out a potential link between the pandemic and a leak of the coronavirus from a Chinese lab.

Zeng called the theory a rumor that goes against science.

(AP inputs)

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