Wuhan lab researchers 'hospitalised with Covid symptoms in November 2019
Three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) sought hospital care in November 2019 before China disclosed the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been reported.
The Wall Street Journal, which cited current and former US officials, stated the intelligence gathered by “an international partner” expands on a State Department document confirming that workers at WIV fell ill with symptoms “consistent with both Covid-19 and common seasonal illness” a month before the first confirmed case from China.
The officials were divided on the strength of the intelligence, with one telling the Journal it needed more corroboration and another saying it was “of exquisite quality” and “very precise.”
Both agreed that the intelligence stopped short of confirming the researchers had contracted coronavirus.