US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The United States does not yet know exactly where the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, General Mark Milley, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters on Tuesday.
“The third question is whether he left the virology laboratory in Wuhan or started on the market in Wuhan or elsewhere. The answer to this: we don’t know,” he said.
The general refused to discuss the available intelligence, saying only that, most likely, the virus was of natural origin. In addition, the evidence gathered, he said, indicates that the leak of the virus was probably unintentional. However, final conclusions on these points have not yet been made, Milley said.
The World Health Organization on March 11 announced an outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 with a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data , more than 3.5 million cases of infection have been recorded in the world, more than 243 thousand people have died.
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