Shi Zhengli has worked for years with bat coronaviruses and discovered the natural bat reservoir for Sars. Photo: AFP Shi Zhengli has worked for years with bat coronaviruses and discovered the natural bat reservoir for Sars. Photo: AFP
Shi Zhengli has worked for years with bat coronaviruses and discovered the natural bat reservoir for Sars. Photo: AFP

Chinese virologist at centre of ‘coronavirus came from a laboratory’ claim denies defecting

  • ‘No matter how difficult things are, there will not be a ‘defector’ situation,’ Shi Zhengli says on WeChat
  • Dismissal comes amid online rumours she and her family were seeking refuge at US embassy in Paris

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Shi Zhengli has worked for years with bat coronaviruses and discovered the natural bat reservoir for Sars. Photo: AFP Shi Zhengli has worked for years with bat coronaviruses and discovered the natural bat reservoir for Sars. Photo: AFP
Shi Zhengli has worked for years with bat coronaviruses and discovered the natural bat reservoir for Sars. Photo: AFP
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