Welp, there it is. The Wuhan Lab believed and rumoured to be the source of the global COVID-19 outbreak might have a little more information in its coffers than it is telling the world. According to an interview with AFP, the lab has now confirmed the claim that they've had 3 variations of the Bat version of the Coronavirus on site all along.
A Chinese virologist is seen inside the P4 laboratory in WuhanJohannes Eisele/Getty Images
“Now we have three strains of live viruses… But their highest similarity to SARS-CoV-2 only reaches 79.8 percent,” Yanyi said, referring to the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19.
“It’s an obvious difference,” she said, according to AFP.
Despite the admissions, the lab maintains that they had nothing to do with the outbreak.