“The laboratory leak, for that to be the origin … meant they must have had the virus to begin with, and we don’t have evidence of that,” said Dwyer, who was also a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) team sent to China in January.
China appeared open and cooperative with the investigation into COVID-19’s origin, he said.
“All the locations we asked about visiting, they let us visit. I think they were pretty open.”
The WHO team’s report concluded that a virus jumping from one animal species to another and then to humans was the most likely cause of COVID-19, and deemed a lab leak “extremely unlikely,” according to Dwyer. (Xinhua/NAN)