Published On: Mon, Jan 11th, 2021

WHO experts coming Thursday for virus origins probe: China

BEIJING (AP) — China says a group of experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive Thursday for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

A man wearing a face mask and a disposable gloves to help curb the spread of the coronavirus heads to work with other masked people during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

A one-sentence announcement from the National Health Commission on Monday said the experts would be meeting with Chinese counterparts but gave no other details.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether they would be traveling to the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected in late 2019.

Negotiations for the visit have long been underway, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed disappointment last week over delays, saying that members of the international scientific team departing from their home countries had already started on their trip as part of an arrangement between the WHO and the Chinese government.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: AP

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