A WHO team arrived in Wuhan to begin investigating the origin of the novel coronavirus, more than a year after it began to spread

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A team of experts sent by the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan, China Thursday to begin an investigation into the origins of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city more than a year ago, and is believed to have been transmitted to humans after originating in bats. It was not immediately clear how many members made it to China, after at least two were denied entry. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A team of experts sent by the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan, China, on Thursday to begin an investigation into the origins of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city more than a year ago, and has since spread to all corners of the globe, leaving more than 92 million people infected and more than 1.9 million dead, according to data compiled by John Hopkins University. Most of the team managed to reach Wuhan, though months after they hoped to be given access. According to the Associated Press, 10 people arrived Thursday. However, another report, from The New York Times, spoke of a larger team, 13 of whom made it to Wuhan, and two of whom were denied en route in Singapore. Business Insider ...read more...