"There is significant evidence that this virus came out of that same laboratory in Wuhan," said Pompeo.
He also added that many experts talk about the artificial origin of the virus. Pompeo also says that he is aware of reports of scientists talking about the natural origin of Covid-19. The Secretary of State did not answer the question of whether the spread of the coronavirus was intentional or accidental.
"We are doing our best to get answers to all these questions. We are trying to send the group there, WHO is trying to send the group there, and to other laboratories in China, but the Chinese Communist Party continues to block access," he said.
We recall that the United States announced successful trials of drugs for coronavirus: positive results were obtained using Remdesivir.
US President Donald Trump has promised to hold China accountable if Beijing’s guilt in spreading the coronavirus pandemic is proven. Trump said this on Saturday during a daily briefing at the White House, Reuters reports.
"This (coronavirus epidemic - Ed.) Could have been stopped in China before it began, but it has not been done, and now the whole world is suffering because of this," Trump said.
The coronavirus epidemic could not be stopped in time due to a mistake by the Chinese authorities, the American leader suggested. However, he also did not rule out that this could be done deliberately.
"If it was a mistake, a mistake is a mistake. But if they deliberately carried responsibility for it, that’s what I mean, then there must be consequences," the American president said.
He did not specify what actions the United States could take regarding China.