The Australian intelligence community questioned Monday’s theory that the origin of the coronavirus pandemic was linked to a laboratory in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the virus originated, because Washington had not collected any information.
The allegations that have raised concerns among senior officials from the Asian giant about the possibility that the situation could lead to the elimination of wildlife markets are based on publicly available material, the local newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald said.
The 15-page dossier that Canberra accessed through the ‘Five Eyes’ international information exchange group, which in turn includes the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and New Zealand, is mainly based on media information and contains very little intelligence.
The Australian intelligence agency’s words, which exposed American theory, came after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that there was “extensive evidence” that the pandemic was caused by a Chinese laboratory. . However, there is no data or evidence to support this.