China teiken premier Boris Johnson na voorstel koronavirus kon versprei het van die maal van pangolien

China teiken premier Boris Johnson na voorstel koronavirus kon versprei het van die maal van pangolien

Sjina has accused Boris Johnson of engaging ingroundless conjectureafter he suggested that coronavirus could have spread from people grinding up the scales of pangolins.

The prime minister speculated about the origin of COVID-19 during a speech to an environmental summit on Monday.

He said it wasthe product of an imbalance in man’s relationship with the natural world”.

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The PM continued: “Like the original plague which struck the Greeks I seem to remember in book one of the Iliad, it is a zoonotic disease.

It originates from bats or pangolins, from the demented belief that if you grind up the scales of a pangolin you will somehow become more potent or whatever it is people believe, it originates from this collision between mankind and the natural world and we’ve got to stop it.

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But Beijing’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian saidcareful and meticulousstudies were needed to discover the origin of the coronavirus outbreak.

Read more at Sky News.

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