COVID-19: US ‘lab leak’ claim opens up debate on coronavirus origins

The US Department of Energy has reignited debate on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic by stating the virus may have come from a laboratory accident in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

But department officials said they had “low confidence” in their own conclusions.

Many scientists believe the pandemic originated from a spillover of the virus from an animal in a wet market in the city.

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