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Lab-grown coronavirus theory batted away by Australian government

The Australian government has again played down suggestions the coronavirus escaped from a Chinese lab.
Relations between Beijing and Canberra have deteriorated badly since Australia called for an international, independent inquiry into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, in a development that will likely further agitate China, a professor of medicine at Flinders University in Adelaide claimed the virus showed some hallmarks of being lab-grown.

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The Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the United States.

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