Twitter suspends account of Chinese virologist who claims coronavirus was created in a lab

Dr Li-Meng Yan (Photo: Tech Startups)

Twitter has suspended the account of a Chinese virologist who claimed that the coronavirus, Covid-19 was “man-made” and created in a Wuhan lab.

Dr Li-Meng Yan, had more than 60,000 followers on Twitter and claims to be a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health.

She claimed to have evidence that the Chinese government was involved in creating the virus, and that she had to flee her home in China and is now hiding in Los Angeles, USA.

Dr Yan made the claims about the origins of Covid-19 in a report alongside three other colleagues, which appeared to be affiliated with the Rule of Law Society. This is a group founded by President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Steven Bannon, according to Newsweek.

The researchers claimed to have evidence that showed that Covid-19 was created in a lab, but the report did not appear to shed new information on the virus.

However, the University of Hong Kong disputed the findings and released a statement to ITV, where they wrote: “Dr Yan’s statement does not accord with the key facts as we understand them. They have no scientific basis but resemble hearsay.”

Dr Yan also appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight on Tuesday (September 15) to talk about the report, and was referred to as a “whistleblower”.

She claimed she had evidence to show why the virus is “man made’.

Dr Yan added: “The scientific world also keeps silent…works together with the Chinese Communist Party, they don’t want people to know his truth.

“That’s why I get suspended, I get suppressed, I am the target that Chinese Communist Party wants disappeared.”

Her interview with Tucker is still available on YouTube.