A chief in the World Health Organization has allegedly admitted that the world’s first COVID-19 patient may have been infected after being bitten by a bat while working for a Wuhan laboratory in China.
Dr. Peter Embarek, who had initially dismissed the notion that the virus escaped from a lab as unlikely, now admitted that this is a very real possibility. The shocking admission caused outcries around the world.
The coronavirus has destroyed lives and wrecked economies since it first came to light in 2019. Millions have died and new variants continue to emerge as wave after wave kills more people every day.
Dr Embarek led the World Health Organization probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic in China. He reportedly suggests that a Chinese researcher could have been infected by a bat while taking samples in connection with research at a Wuhan lab.
By Thursday evening, the total global number
of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeded 204.7 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University in the United States of America. The number of confirmed deaths stands at more than 4.32 million. Over 4.54 billion vaccination doses
have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data.