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US accuses China of hiding COVID-19 origins

China has been "stonewalling" the world on the origins of the coronavirus since January 2020, United States diplomat Nicholas Burns said on Wednesday.

"Washington needs to push Beijing to come clean about what happened," Burns said in a confirmation hearing to become the new US ambassador to China. The longtime diplomat did not specify whether he thinks the virus originated from a natural spillover or a laboratory leak.

A recent investigation into the origins of the virus conducted by the Biden administration yielded inconclusive results, with the report by the World Health Organization maintaining that the possibility of a leak is "extremely unlikely."

Breaking the News / TT