In an interview with Fox News, Dr Li previously claimed she was one of the first people to begin researching the new virus
VIRUS LEAK Chinese scientist who fled to US claims coronavirus came from a ‘military lab’
A CHINESE virologist who fled to the US as she feared she would be killed has claimed the coronavirus came from a military lab. Dr Li Meng-Yan, a specialist in virology at Hong Kong's School of Public Health, says she "clearly assessed" Covid-19 came from a lab linked to the People's Liberation Army.
China has previously faced allegations it covered up the early days of the coronavirus outbreak and has angrily dismissed claims the virus may have come from a lab. Dr Li however claimed the source of the outbreak was a military lab which she had discovered while studying person-to-person transmission of the virus.
Speaking during a livestream interview with Lude Press, she claimed she was not taken seriously when she reported her findings to her boss, reports Taiwan News.
Dr Li said: "At that time, I had clearly assessed that the virus came from a Chinese Communist Party military lab.
2 Aug 2020, 10:00Updated: 2 Aug 2020, 18:57