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politico – China says shocked by WHO plan for study on origins of Covid

BEIJING – A senior Chinese health official said on Thursday he was shocked by the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of Covid-19.

Deputy Minister of the National Health Commission Zeng Yixin dismissed the theory of laboratory leaks as a rumor going against common sense.

The WHO chief admitted last week that it was premature to rule out a potential link between the pandemic and a coronavirus leak from a Chinese laboratory.

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