The Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese province of Hubei is among a handful of labs around the world cleared to handle Class 4 pathogens. It’s proximity to the first reported cases of the new coronavirus have put it in the spotlight during the pandemic. Photo: AFP

Wuhan lab staff should clear up coronavirus rumours and lies and defend institute’s name, says scientist

  • Former staff member says the virology institute is at the centre of a smear campaign and staff should be proactive in clearing its reputation
  • Zhao Fei says it is important during the pandemic for the lab to reveal the truth promptly and openly, despite the fear of criticism
Topic |   Coronavirus China
The Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese province of Hubei is among a handful of labs around the world cleared to handle Class 4 pathogens. It’s proximity to the first reported cases of the new coronavirus have put it in the spotlight during the pandemic. Photo: AFP
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