WHO To Send Team To China To Investigate Source Of SARS COVID-2
New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) will send a team to China next to establish whether the coronavirus originated from that country. The team will investigate the source of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.
“WHO has been saying that knowing the source of the virus is very, very important. It’s science, it’s public health. We can fight the virus better when we know everything about the virus, including how it started,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a media briefing on June 29.
“We will be sending a team next week to China to prepare for that and we hope that that will lead to understanding how the virus started and what we can do for the future to prepare. So we’re planning to send a team next week,” he said.
China has repeatedly denied these allegations saying there is no evidence to such speculations. US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also earlier said that the virus might have originated in a laboratory in China.