China under pressure after WHO revives lab leak theory

BEIJING (AFP) – China faced mounting pressure yesterday over the investigation into the origins of COVID-19, after the World Health Organization (WHO) chief revived a theory it may have leaked from a Chinese lab and the United States (US) led concerns over data access.

A report by WHO and Chinese experts released on Tuesday had judged the lab-leak hypothesis highly unlikely, saying the virus behind COVID-19 had probably jumped from bats to humans via an intermediary animal.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin