‘Coronavirus was man-made’ theory debunked


Gloved hand of laboratory technician holding a petri dish. Different bacterial strains colonies on agar. Focus on agar surface. Blurred petri plates stacks forms lab background.

PETALING JAYA: The novel coronavirus scare is being compounded by a bogus conspiracy theory spreading on social media that the virus was created in a lab and “patented” with a readily available vaccine.

The posts claimed that a patent for the coronavirus was filed in 2015 and granted in 2018.

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