Based on information available, I believe the COVID-19 outbreak came from bat research at the Wuhan Center for Disease Control & Prevention which is across the street from the Wuhan seafood market, falsely blamed by China for the outbreak. Another bat research facility is the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), only ten miles away.
The following information is from the article listverse.com/ 2020/03/20 which I liberally paraphrase and quote.
Chinese scientists in the two Wuhan labs have been conducting experiments on coronavirus in bats since 2012 and the COVID-19 strain is solely specific to the coronavirus infecting bats at the Wuhan labs. It is believed a researcher at the labs was infected with COVID19 and transmitted it to people in the Wuhan area. China has a history of students working in labs becoming infected. In November 2019, the WIV posted job openings for students interested in “molecular mechanisms that let coronavirus lie dormant for a long time without symptoms.” This is a trait of COVID-19.
“On February 14, 2020, president Xi of China gave a speech on the need to contain COVID-19 and announced a new law for biosecurity at laboratories. The Chinese ministry of science and technology then sent out instructions on strengthening biosecurity in labs that handle the novel coronavirus.” The Wuhan labs are the only ones in China that handle these viruses.
Are the Chinese experimenting with viruses as weapons of mass destruction, and COVID-19 got away?
The safety and security of research labs throughout the world must be evaluated and improvements made where necessary to protect us.