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COVID-19: China rejects inspection of laboratories

China has strongly rejected a plan by the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate laboratories in Wuhan in search of the origin of COVID-19. The WHO’s plan disregards “some aspects of common sense” and “defies science,” Zeng Yixin, vice-minister of the National Health Commission, told journalists on Thursday, according to a Reuters report. He was stunned by the WHO’s plans, which included the theory that the virus could have originated in a laboratory, Zeng said.

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