The US Senate unanimously passed a Bill on Wednesday night that will require the director of national intelligence to declassify any information related to the origins of Covid-19, including on the lab at the center of the lab-leak theory.
Origins of the virus
Introduced by Republican Senators Josh Hawley and Mike Braun, the Bill received rare bipartisan support as calls grow to ramp up investigations into the origins of the virus.
Earlier on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said he was giving the intelligence community 90 days to produce a report on whether the Coronavirus emerged from an infected animal or from a leak at a lab in Wuhan, China.
The lab-leak theory, which was said in the past to not be likely, has come under increasing scrutiny especially after the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that US intelligence discovered three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were hospitalized in November 2019 with Covid-19 symptoms.