The WHO has confirmed it has not received evidence from Washington about its speculation about Wuhan laboratory. 

This follows the risk-off news that US officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show:

The markets have been in risk-off mode since the news. While equity markets in Japan and China were closed at the time, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closed down 4.2%, India’s Sensex fell 5,.9%, and South Korea’s Kospi lost 2.7%. 

European equities were down across the board by midday and US equity futures pointed to a down market open – the S&P 500 is struggling to stay above water, -0.4% a the time of writing. 

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