Australia, along with the US, has been one of the loudest voices calling for an investigation into the virus’ origins and spread in China.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed the virus originated in a Chinese lab – a claim rubbished by Beijing.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his country is working closely with the US, but it isn’t endorsing the lab theory.
“We can’t rule out any these arrangements… but the most likely has been in a wildlife wet market.”
He reiterated: “But what really is important is that we have a proper review that looks into the sources of these things.”