OREANDA-NEWS. Matthew Pottinger, Deputy National Security Advisor to US President Donald Trump, called the most likely version, according to which the cause of the pandemic was the leak of the coronavirus of a new type from a laboratory in China.

“There is growing body of evidence that the lab is the likely the most credible source of the virus,” Daily Mail quoted the politician. According to him, as a result of the emergency, SARS-CoV-2 could get outside the secret Wuhan Institute of Virology, located 11 miles from the Wuhan market. “Even establishment figures in Beijing have openly dismissed the wet market story,” he added.

According to the newspaper, Pottinger made this statement during a Zoom conference, which was associated with the preparation of a group of experts from the World Health Organization to fly to the city of Wuhan to find out the causes of the coronavirus pandemic.