Guwahati: Dr Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist who has allegedly been in hiding citing safety concerns, has stepped out into the public eye once again to make an explosive claim -- she says that she has the scientific proof to prove that the Covid-19 was developed in a lab in China.
The scientist, who says she did some of the earlier research into COVID-19 , made the statements Friday during an interview on television show "Loose Women."
The scientist who has fled Hong Kong and is currently living in an undisclosed secret location, said that she has proof to back up her theory and her report will be published soon.
In the video clip, she says that "the genome sequence is like a human fingerprint so based on this you can recognise and identify this thing."
"So I used the evidence based in the genome sequence to tell people why this has come from the lab in China, why they are the ones who made it."
The scientist said she is so sure about what she has discovered that anyone else can "verify" it for themselves. "And also anyone who even has no biology knowledge can read it and check and verify it."
The scientist claims that the origins of the Corona virus outbreak are not what the other researchers have been saying.
Meanwhile, Cambridge University researchers, after examining the breadcrumb trail of genetic material, said it seems like the coronavirus originated from southern China and not Wuhan.
People in village areas in southern China habitually come into contact with bats and researchers have found up to 3% of people have antibodies which indicates they have been infected by bats.