15.04.2020 Aleksandar Vučić

I will try to talk to the Patriarch and the Synod tomorrow, I will support the doctors and I will support life. And as far as what measures are we going to take, we will certainly not going to arrest the bishops and the clergy, no matter what happens.

Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia (regarding the request of the Serbian Orthodox Church to change restrictive measures concerning gatherings over Easter)

Metju Palmer za Glas Amerike: Posle pobede nad virusom, brzi povratak građanskim slobodama

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State Department cables warned of safety issues at Wuhan lab studying bat coronaviruses

Two years before the novel coronavirus pandemic upended the world, U.S. Embassy officials visited a Chinese research facility in the city of Wuhan several times and sent two official warnings back to Washington about inadequate safety at the lab, which was conducting risky studies on coronaviruses from bats. The cables have fueled discussions inside the U.S. government about whether this or another Wuhan lab was the source of the virus — even though conclusive proof has yet to emerge.

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