(ANSA) - BEIJING, June 17 - China returns to defend the Wuhan Institute of Virology, always at the center of suspicions about the origin of Covid-19, noting that it deserves the Nobel Prize for Medicine instead of the continuous international accusations.
This was claimed by the spokesman of the Foreign Ministry ZhaoLijian, after the recent interview with the New York Times released by virology Shi Zhengli, in which the "Bat Woman" at the helm of the laboratory spoke of speculations against the Wuhan center and the absence of responsibility.
"The first discovery of the genome sequence of the new coronavirus by Chinese scientists does not mean that Wuhan is the source of the new coronavirus, nor can it be inferred that the virus was produced by Chinese scientists," Zhao said. On the contrary, "the Wuhan team should receive the Nobel Prize in Medicine for research on the new coronavirus rather than being blamed." (HANDLE).