The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of the controversial lab leak theory. Photo: AFP
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of the controversial lab leak theory. Photo: AFP
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Xi Jinping warns that Chinese laboratories handling deadly pathogens will face closer scrutiny

  • The Chinese president made the comments at the first-ever Politburo study session dedicated to biosecurity, which he identified as a national security issue
  • China has repeatedly denied that Covid-19 was the result of a laboratory accident and the topic has become yet another flashpoint with the United States

The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of the controversial lab leak theory. Photo: AFP
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of the controversial lab leak theory. Photo: AFP
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