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This information was published by the Wall Street Journal on May 23, citing an unpublished US intelligence report.

Former President Donald Trump’s administration suspected the virus may have escaped from a Chinese laboratory, something Beijing denies.

As the Trump administration’s term neared the end, the US State Department released documents saying `the US government has reason to believe that some Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers became ill in the fall of 2019,

Security personnel stand guard outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Hubei Province, China during the visit of the WHO-led investigation team in February. Photo: Reuters.

The information on the WSJ was released on the eve of a meeting of the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), expected to discuss the next phase of the investigation into the origin of Covid-19.

A spokesman for the US National Security Council did not comment on the information in the WSJ, but said President Joe Biden’s administration continues to ask `serious questions about the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, including

According to her, the US government is working with WHO and other member states to ensure expert assessment of the pandemic’s origin `is not interfered with or politicized`.

`We will not make statements that damage WHO’s ongoing research into the origin of Sars-CoV-2, but we have been clear that technically plausible and credible hypotheses should be

The WSJ reported that officials and former officials with intelligence on the lab researchers expressed a variety of views on the strength of the evidence, with one anonymous person saying there should be `investigation and

The US, Norway, Canada, UK and other countries in March expressed concern about the Covid-19 origin study led by WHO, and called for further investigation and full access to all relevant data.

The Chinese Embassy in Washington has not yet commented.

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday noted that a group of experts led by WHO concluded that the possibility of the virus escaping from the laboratory was extremely unlikely, after a visit to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in February.

`The US continues to exaggerate the laboratory leak theory,` the Ministry said in response to WSJ’s request for comment.

China in February refused to provide raw data on early Covid-19 cases to the WHO-led team investigating the origins of the pandemic, according to one of the team’s investigators.

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