FBI Director Christopher Wray has said that the bureau believes Covid-19 "most likely" originated in a "Chinese government-controlled lab".
"The FBI has for quite some time now assessed that the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident," he told Fox News.
It is the first public confirmation of the FBI's classified judgement of how the pandemic virus emerged.
Many scientists have rejected the lab leak theory as lacking in evidence.
And other US government agencies have drawn differing conclusions to the FBI's. บาคาร่าauto