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China knew of lab safety concerns from last year

TOKYO — “We’re doing very serious investigations,” U.S. President Donald Trump said during a briefing earlier this week when asked about China’s responsibility in spreading the new coronavirus.

“We are not happy with that whole situation,” Trump went on, “because we believe it could have been stopped at the source, it could have been stopped quickly, and it wouldn’t have spread all over the world.”

The investigations Trump referred to are to determine whether the deadly virus leaked from a Chinese lab in Wuhan, Hubei Province.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has echoed the president. “It’s incredibly important,” he told

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