Coronavirus did not come from a lab, states WHO in bid to quell rumours

The UN agency's comments come after US President Donald Trump said his government was investigating the issue

WHO says all the available evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 originated in animals in China late last year and was not manipulated or produced in a laboratory.

WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib. Photo: UN Geneva

US President Donald Trump said last week that his government was trying to determine whether the virus emanated from a lab in the central Chinese city