Claims of Wuhan virus created in a lab, patented and has a vaccine are bogus

Staff at KL International Airport checking for the Wuhan coronavirus using thermal scanners. MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Several social media posts are spreading bogus conspiracy theory in regards to the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV), allegedly claiming that the virus was patented, with its vaccine readily available.

The posts claimed that there was a patent for the coronavirus which was filed in 2015 and granted in 2018. Some even suggested that it was made in a lab along with its vaccine.

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