Unic Press UK: The United States has yet to substantiate its claim that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that caused COVID-19 pandemic, was created in a biomedical laboratory in Wuhan, China, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday.
“We have not received any data or specific evidence from the United States government relating to the purported origin of the virus. So from our perspective, this remains speculative,” said Director of Global Alert and Response at WHO Headquarters, Michael J Ryan, at a virtual meeting.
Michael Ryan’s comment appears to be a response to United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who reiterated Sunday that the virus was created in a biomedical laboratory in Wuhan, China. “I can tell you that there is a significant amount of evidence that this came from that laboratory in Wuhan,” Pompeo told ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.
Coronavirus: Update On COVID-19 As At 5 May 2020
Globally, as at 5 May 2020, there are almost 3.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19; and about 260,000 people across the world have sadly died from this pandemic.
- Confirmed Cases: 3.72 million
- Deaths: 0.26 million
- Recovered: More than 1.24 million