All available evidence suggests the coronavirus originated in bats and was not a “laboratory construct”, World Health Organization spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a briefing in Geneva Tuesday.
WHO: “all available evidence suggests that the virus has a natural animal origin and is not a manipulated or constructed virus. The virus most probably has its ecological reservoir in bats.”
“Many researchers have been able to look at its genomic features - and they have found that the evidence does not support the idea that the underlying virus is a laboratory construct.”

WHO says focus on facts – not “spurious theories” about the origins of the virus.
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