China pushes back against the US claims that coronavirus originated from Wuhan lab.

Iran Press/Asia: China's state broadcaster CCTV on Monday slammed the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's "insane and evasive remarks" over the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, further fuelling tensions between the US and China.


Pompeo on Sunday said: "enormous evidence" showed the virus originated in a lab in China, doubling down on previous claims that have been repeatedly denied by the World Health Organization and various scientific experts.

The theory has been heavily pushed by the Trump administration, which has been increasingly critical of China's handling of the outbreak that first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.

This is while the US intelligence community has rejected the allegations and at the same time an internal US government document predicts 3,000 daily coronavirus deaths in the country by early June indicating poor management of Trump's administration regarding COVID-19 spread. 


Scientists around the world have condemned conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin, pointing to studies that suggest it originated in wildlife.


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