China says Pompeo 'insane' over virus lab origin theory

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. China's state broadcaster CCTV on Monday attacked his "insane and evasive remarks" over the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, further fuelling Sino-US tensions. PHOTO | ANDREW HARNIK | POOL | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The virus has killed more than 247,000 people and 3.5 million have been infected worldwide.
  • US news reports say Trump has tasked US spies to find out more about the origins of the virus.



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