The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that claims the novel coronavirus was transmitted to people “from an animal” and originated in a laboratory in China are inaccurate.

“All available evidence suggests the virus has an animal origin and it was not manipulated or constructed in a lab, or somewhere else,” said WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib who was questioned at a United Nations video news conference in Geneva about allegations the virus spread from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Those claims were given fuel by U.S. President Donald Trump who said last week that Washington wanted to find out

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