A team of experts from the World Health Organization is expected to arrive in China on January 14 to investigate the origins of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, officials said Monday. China has been widely criticized by the coronavirus and has repeatedly said that the virus did not originate in the country. It also tried to delay the investigation into the origin of the virus. China’s National Health Commission was quoted by state-run CGTN as saying that WHO experts would visit China on January 14. Earlier on Saturday, the deputy head of the commission, Zeng Yixin, told reporters that China and the WHO had reached an agreement on specific investigation arrangements for the four video conferences.
The Virus Was First Reported On The Wet Wuhan Market
Coronavirus was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019. Huanan’s seafood market – where meat and live animals are sold – is widely believed to be the source of the virus. The market has been closed since the outbreak began. By the time the outbreak occurs, 90.3 million people have been infected worldwide, while more than 1.9 million have lost their lives.
China has said it was the first country to report coronavirus but said the epidemic began with a global outbreak. Solution for an independent inquiry into international response. It also instructed the WHO to investigate the source of the virus.
After WHO experts complete their procedures and complete the schedule, Chinese experts will travel to Wuhan – where the first infection was reported – with them to investigate, Zeng said. On Saturday, Zeng had said the right time for the WHO team to arrive was under negotiations.
The confirmation of the WHO’s visit to China comes after the chief health officer, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed disappointment at Beijing’s failure to finalize the necessary permits for the arrival of specialists.
In the past, Dr Tedros has also faced criticism for taking a stand against China and for not warning world leaders of the dangers of the first phase outbreak early last year.