The Wuhan Institute of Virology is the infamous lab known to study coronaviruses in Wuhan city. The city has been greatly accused of the current global outbreak, as highlighted by Metro UK.
In that context, the U.S. has announced that it is investigating the ‘shady’ lab to determine whether or not the virus was a humanmade biological weapon. In its defense, the head of the lab spoke out publicly denying all notions that Covid-19 was created there.
The vice director at the lab, Yuan Zhiming, explained:
“As people who carry out the viral study, we clearly know what kind of research is going on in the institute and how the institute manages viruses and samples. As we said early on, there is no way this virus came from us.”
Zhiming said that the lab has a strict regulatory regime and code of conduct of research. Thus, they are confident that the virus did not originate from their lab.
President Donald Trump has, on numerous occasions, called coronavirus the ‘China virus’. He even said that he had obtained evidence that gave him a ‘high degree of confidence’ to say that the health crisis started accidentally at the Wuhan lab.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology shut down for some time last October, according to NBC News documents. That shut down may indicate that there might have been some form of a ‘hazardous event’ happening. Many officials said:
“Because the Wuhan lab is a high-security facility in an adversary nation studying dangerous pathogens; it is a collection target for several U.S. intelligence agencies.”
Analysts are carefully examining what was collected between October and November 2019. They are looking for signs that indicate any anomalies at the lab. President Trump has continuously insisted that China ignored or hid vital information about the virus. He has repeatedly demanded that Beijing should be held ‘accountable’ for the current crisis.