The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is already one of the deadliest in history, having killed more than 4.5 million people worldwide.
COVID-19 was first identified in 2019, in the Chinese city of Wuhan. It quickly spread all over the world, with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring a pandemic in March 2020.
As COVID-19 spread across the globe, so did conspiracy theories about its origins and characteristics, alarming public health experts and policymakers alike.
Here are some of the most popular coronavirus conspiracy theories.