China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying, has warned Pompeo after US Secretary of State, claimed that the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan.
Also President Donald Trump said, that he has a high degree of confidence that the coronavirus outbreak originated from a laboratory in China.
World health officials have said the virus likely emerged from a seafood market in Wuhan.
International officials said the virus likely originated in bats and then jumped to an “intermediate host” before infecting humans.
That lab is in the region that saw the first big outbreak of what is now a world-wide pandemic that has infected more than 3.2 million people.
Chunying told a press briefing “Mr. Pompeo repeatedly spoke up but he cannot present any evidence. How can he? Because he doesn’t have any.
“I think this matter should be handed to scientists and medical professionals, and not politicians, who lie for their domestic political ends.
Trump earlier said, this country,” referring to the United States, “pays them [WHO] almost $500 million a year, and China pays them $38 million a year.”
I think that the World Health Organization should be ashamed of themselves, because they’re like the public relations for China,” Trump added, implying that the international health agency was covering up for China.