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Donald Trump fires salvo at China, calls COVID-19 lab originated from Wuhan

The US President Donald Trump has been well known for its striking and unusual comments. With Trump’s long drawn tiff with China over the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the US President has in his recent comments accused the World Health Organisation (WHO) of being a public relations agency for China.
Donald Trump lashed out at the World Health Organization saying that they should be “ashamed of” itself for posing to be an organsiation acting as a public relations agency for China.

The outbreak of novel coronavirus, that has decimated over 230,000 people globally so far and has shattered major economies, emerged from a virology lab in the Wuhan city of China as per claims made with a high degree of confidence by the US President Donald Trump

Trump at White House said “Yes, I have. Yes, I have,” when asked if he has seen anything at this point that gives him a high degree of confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology is where the virus originated.  However, the President refuses to provide any details except for saying that investigations are on swing and it would be out soon.Donald Trump reiterated that the U.S. now “is finding how it came out.” and that “It’s a terrible thing that happened”
He further said “Whether they made a mistake or whether it started off as a mistake and then they made another one, or did somebody do something on purpose.”

The Chinese government said on Thursday, before Trump’s comments that the coronavirus was released from a laboratory are unfounded and purely fabricated out of nothing.
Geng Shuang spokesman of Foreign Ministry cited the institute’s director, Yuan Zhiming, as saying the lab strictly implements bio-security procedures that would prevent the release of any pathogen. Geng Shuang said “I would like to point out again that the origin of the virus is a complex scientific issue, and it should be studied by scientists and professionals,”

Geng Shuang also criticized those in the U.S. who say China should be held accountable for the global pandemic, saying they should spend their time on “better controlling the epidemic situation at home.”

Though scientists have suggested that  most likely the origin of the Coronavirus pandemic is natural, resulting its spread from an infected animal to a human.
Meanwhile, Trump has made claims to have seen evidence to support the theory that the origin was an infectious disease originated in a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan, known to be the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak.

-Davinder Singh, NMTV News


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