There is no evidence that suggests that Professor Honjo made any such statement, and he has also denied making such a statement.
An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine written by David M. Morens, M.D. and Peter Daszak, Ph.D. from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and Jeffery K. Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D. states that SARS-CoV-2 is not man-made as the RNA sequences closely resemble those of viruses that exist in bats. The coronavirus is a bat-origin virus infecting unidentified animal species sold in China's live-animal markets.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.