The conspiracy theory claimed by the theorists that Bill Gates is behind the creation of the COVID-19 pandemic is said to be false.
In 2015, in a TED talk Gates had warned the world of a pandemic. He had said that a pandemic would take place in the next decade and the pandemic could kill over 30 million people in the six months similar to the 1918 pandemic that killed over 50 million people.
Bill Gates in a televised interview with Chinese broadcast channel GCTN while answering the question about the conspiracy theories said that due to the current situation, there would be some absurd rumors.
The World Health Organisation(WHO) has stated that COVID-19 is a zoonotic virus, and bats appear to be the reservoir of the COVID-19 virus. The intermediate host has not been identified yet. It stated on 26 March 2020, that all available evidence suggested that COVID-19 had a natural animal origin and that it is not a manipulated or constructed virus. However, several investigations are underway to find the source of the virus.