New York: In a major revelation, Chinese virologist Dr Li-Meng Yan has claimed in a video interview that coronavirus COVID-19 was made in a Wuhan laboratory. Dr Li-Meng Yan, who was associated with Hong Kong School of Public Health, had been researching coronavirus for a long time. The Chinese virologist claimed that during her research she came across that coronavirus was developed in a laboratory in China.

She claimed that during her investigation on Pneumonia in Wuhan, she got to know about coronavirus and found that there was no response from the World Health Organisation when coronavirus was reported. The Chinese officials ignored her warnings despite being aware of the danger the world was about to face.

She also claimed that the virus was lab made in Wuhan, and that particular lab is controlled by the Chinese government.

She also stressed that the reasoning being given of the coronavirus originating from a wet market in Wuhan is simply “a smokescreen.” She claimed to be sure about it as she got “her intelligence from the CDC in China, from the local doctors.”

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She further claimed that the Chinese officials knew that a human-to-human transmission already exists, and SARS CoV-2 is a high mutant virus which will become a pandemic if left uncontrolled.

Yan said she had to flee to the United States after being threatened by the Chinese officials when she wanted to sound the alarm. She also alleged the Chinese authorities of employing people to spread rumours about her and deleting all her information. Yan is now hiding in the United States as she is worried about her safety after being labelled as a whistleblower.

Dr Li-Meng said that even if you have no biology knowledge, you can identify the origin of the coronavirus by its shape.

“The genome sequence of coronavirus is like a human fingerprint which proves that coronavirus is a man-made virus.” Dr Li-Meng said that if China had told the world the truth at the right time, perhaps the outbreak of this deadly virus could have been controlled in time.

However, Yuan Zhiming, the director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, had previously declined all these allegations. Chinese authorities have not acknowledged this video claim yet.