Published on: 06/08/2021 (last update: 06/08/2021 time: 10:07)
Bethlehem – Ma’an – The Wall Street Journal reported, on Monday, citing informed sources, that a report on the origins of the Covid-19 disease, prepared by a US government national laboratory, concluded that the hypothesis that the virus leaked from a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan is reasonable and deserves more. from the investigation.
The newspaper added that the study was prepared in May 2020 by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, and was referred to by the State Department when it conducted an investigation into the origins of the virus during the last months of the rule of former US President Donald Trump.
The United States, earlier, called on the World Health Organization to conduct a second stage of its investigation into the origin of the Corona virus, while granting independent experts full access to original data and initial samples in China.
US President Joe Biden had ordered his aides to seek answers that determine the origin of the virus that causes Covid-19 disease, and said, “US intelligence agencies are tracking conflicting theories, one of which includes the possibility of it leaking from an accident in a laboratory in China.”
For its part, China said through statements to a delegate at its embassy in Washington, that it supports “a comprehensive study of all early cases of COVID-19 that appeared around the world and a thorough investigation of some secret bases and biological laboratories around the world.”
A team led by the organization, who spent four weeks in and around the Chinese city of Wuhan in January and February in cooperation with Chinese researchers, said in a report issued in March that the virus may have passed from bats to humans through another animal and that “It originated from During an accident in a lab that is highly unlikely.”