Report: Chinese Disease Expert Demands COVID-19 Origin Probe in US

Over 50,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded in India
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A Chinese epidemiologist has demanded focus on the United States during the next round of investigations into the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The demand from a senior Chinese expert comes after a study about the circulation of the pandemic was published in the United States, according to the state media report.

According to the new study published by the US National Institutes for Health, at least 7 were found infected with SARS-CoV-2 across 5 different US states weeks before the first case was reported officially in December 2019.

Zeng Guang, who is the chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told state-owned the Global Times that attention should now be shifted to the United States.

“All bio-weapons-related subjects that the country has should be subject to scrutiny,” Guang was quoted as saying.

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