China pushes back on Trump administration coronavirus theory

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is pushing back against President Donald Trump and some of his officials on the question of how the new coronavirus began to infect humans. Specifically, China’s foreign ministry spokesman is taking issue with the theory that the virus escaped from a lab in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began. That suspicion is considered groundless by public health authorities and scientists who say the world is dealing with a natural bat virus passed on to humans at a Wuhan market. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is pressing China to let outside experts into the lab to investigate.