NEW YORK, March 2. /TASS/. The US Senate voted unanimously to pass a bill calling on the Biden administration to declassify the intelligence about the origin of COVID-19, Republican Josh Hawley, the Senator from Missouri, announced on Thursday.
"Tonight, the Senate unanimously passed my bill to declassify all the intelligence the government has on COVID origins. Let the people see the truth!" the senator wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, Republican congressmen requested documents that may shed some light on the coronavirus origin from the Department of Energy (DoE), the Department of State and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to Politico, the request was submitted to the government agencies following a Wall Street Journal article published earlier this week. According to it, the DoE has concluded that the COVID pandemic most likely arose from a Chinese laboratory leak.
The March 2021 joint report by the WHO and China published following an international mission to Wuhan noted that the most likely scenario of the emergence of COVID-19 is the transmission of the disease from bats to another animal which subsequently infected humans. However, the specialists did not reach a conclusion as to how the virus appeared at the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan. There were also assumptions of its laboratory origin.