Earlier, our intelligence said that the coronavirus was created or modified by man
WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump says he’s seen the intelligence reports indicating that the new coronavirus emerged in the laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Answering a journalist’s question about why he is confident in this assessment, the President said: “I’m not allowed to tell you that”.
“There are many theories, – said trump, making it clear that the findings of the exploration are not straightforward. – Look where he came from”.
When the President was asked whether he will demand an international inspection in the Institute of Virology of Wuhan, he said: “I think at the moment China tries to be relatively transparent with us.”
He added that China either couldn’t stop the coronavirus or allowed it to spread.
Earlier Thursday, the office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a statement according to which “the intelligence community shares widespread in scientific circles the view that the virus COVID-19 was not created by a man or genetically modified”.
The statement added that intelligence agencies “will continue to scrutinize the emerging information and intelligence to determine if the outbreak is due to contact with infected animals or became a result of the incident in the lab in Wuhan”.
Coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan.
At the moment COVID-19 ill about 3.3 million people in the world, 230,000 people died. Most cases registered in the U.S. – about 1.1 million in 64,000 deaths.
Chief epidemiologist of the country, Dr. Anthony Fauci, on Thursday, cautioned against a too hasty opening of the country, as it is fraught with the risk of a new wave of infections.
While some states have begun to resume work companies, Fauci urged them “to act very slowly,” if it is not possible to track all contacts of patients with a confirmed diagnosis.
“You can’t just make the leap and end up in a situation that provokes repeated splash – said Fauci in an interview to the program “Today” on NBC. That’s what bothers me. I hope they don’t do it.”
Several governors were allowed to open restaurants, retail shops, hairdressers and beauty salons, bowling clubs, and other establishments.