Beijing have been warned that they are under investigation and will be facing tough questions over the source of coronavirus and how it created a pandemic.
The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned China on Thursday evening, that it “will not be business as usual.”
Raab said there “needs to be a very deep dive” into the facts over how the outbreak started in Wuhan, China and where, was it a laboratory or an animal from the wet market.
Raab said, “I think there absolutely needs to be a very, very deep dive after the event review of the lessons, including of the outbreak of the virus – and I don’t think we can flinch from that at all.”
He added, “So we ought to look at all sides of this and do it in a balanced way.
“But there is no doubt we can’t have business as usual after this crisis, and we will have to ask the hard questions about how it came about and how it couldn’t have been stopped earlier.”
This comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) found there is no evidence that coronavirus was man made.
But despite this claim from Beijing and the WHO, Professor Fang Chi-tai from the National Taiwan University (NTU), from the Institute of Virology in Wuhan China disputes these claims.
Professor Fang claims it was very possible that the Chinese scientists, in Wuhan did create the deadly virus by simply adding four amino acids to an existing bat virus, which therefore makes it much easier to transmit to people.
Professor Fang added, “The mutations found in the novel coronavirus are unusual in an academic sense.
“It is indeed possible that it is a man-made product.
“From an academic point of view, it is indeed possible that the amino acids were added to Covid-19 in the lab by humans.”
The scientists in Wuhan said, “In summary, somebody was entangled with the evolution of 2019-nCoV coronavirus.
“In addition to origins of natural recombination and intermediate host, the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan.
“Safety levels may need to be reinforced in high risk bio-hazardous laboratories.
“Regulations may be taken to relocate these laboratories far away from city centres and other densely populated places.”
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