WHO scientists arrive in Wuhan to begin investigating origins of pandemic

SourceThe Economist
SectorHealthcare
CountryMiddle east

World Health Organisation experts have arrived in Wuhan to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese state media has confirmed.The team of 10 virologists and other scientists will spend around a month in the Chinese city where COVID-19 first emerged over a year ago. After spending the first two weeks in quarantine, the WHO team will investigate scientists' claims the virus jumped from animals to humans elsewhere in China before the first cases were detected at the Huanan wet market in Wuhan.It comes after the team - who come from the UK, US, Australia, Germany, Japan, Russia, the Netherlands, Qatar and Vietnam - were stopped from entering the country earlier this month. Image: Wuhan, China on the morning that WHO officials arrive in the city Some of the experts had already left their home ...read more...