Researchers in a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which is at the centre of a persistent conspiracy theory about the origin of the new coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: the Wuhan lab conspiracy theory that will not go away

  • Experts say it is ‘highly unlikely’ the virus was accidentally released from the virology institute but it continues to draw attention as possible origin
  • Laboratory’s proximity to seafood market associated with earliest cases has fuelled speculation about its involvement
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Researchers in a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which is at the centre of a persistent conspiracy theory about the origin of the new coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
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