China demands investigation into U.S.labs for COVID-19 origins tracing

Added On August 26, 2021

A senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday that the labs of Fort Detrick and University of North Carolina in the United States should be subject to "transparent investigation with full access" for the origins tracing of COVID-19.

Ambassador Chen Xu, permanent representative of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said in his letter to World Health Organization, or WHO  Director-General that the hypothesis of introduction of the virus that causes COVID-19 into human population was caused by lab leak in the Wuhan Institute of Virology is "extremely unlikely."
He said this is the definite conclusion made in the WHO-convened Global Study of Origins of COVID-19: China Part, Joint WHO-China Study Team Report.