Australia PM says new coronavirus most likely emerged from Chinese wildlife market

US President Trump last week said he was confident the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese virology lab


Reuters May 05, 2020
PM Scott Morrison. PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY: The most likely source of the novel coronavirus was a wildlife market in China, Australian Prime Minister said on Tuesday.

US President Donald Trump last week said he was confident the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese virology lab.

Morrison, however, said Australia has seen no evidence to change its view that it originated from a wildlife market, though he would not rule out Trump’s theory.

“We can’t rule out any of these arrangements that’s what I said the other day, but the most likely has been in a wildlife wet market,” Morrison told reporters in Canberra.

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