- It seems that China may not be through with its fight against coronavirus anytime soon
- In fact, the virus, according to the latest report, has hit two Chinese cities, Jilin and Shulan
- This has forced the government to imposed another lockdown on the cities
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!
Just when the Chinese government thought it has seen and dealt with the worst when it comes to coronavirus, a mysterious wave of the disease recently attacked two cities.
According to a report by Express UK on Wednesday, May 20, a second wave of the deadly pandemic has hit two cities in the Asian nation (Jilin and Shulan).
Added to this, both cities have been placed on another lockdown as not less than 40, 000 residents were subjected to the COVID-19 test after health officials alerted the government about the disturbing development.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump claimed he had seen evidence that gave him a "high degree of confidence" the novel coronavirus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
The US president who made the allegation on Thursday, April 30, however, declined to provide details to substantiate his claim.
Trump's claim contradicted a statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the US intelligence office had earlier stated no such assessment has been made, adding that it is still examining whether the outbreak "began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan."
When asked if he had seen evidence that would suggest the virus originated in the lab, Trump simply said: "Yes, I have." He, however, declined to speak further on the alleged evidence. "I can't tell you that. I'm not allowed to tell you that."
The US president added that there were "a lot of theories" that he would assess just as he expressed hope that China would eventually reveal what it knows about the origin of the virus which has spread to several countries and killed thousands.
The Trump administration had been pushing the US intelligence community to determine the exact origins of the coronavirus outbreak following viral allegations that the pandemic started because of a laboratory accident in China.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!