The World Health Organization mentioned Monday it was sending a crew to China subsequent week in reference to the seek for the origin of the virus that sparked the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
The UN well being company has been urgent China since early May to ask in its consultants to assist examine the animal origins of the novel coronavirus.
“Knowing the source of the virus is very, very important,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus informed a digital briefing.
“We can fight the virus better when we know everything about the virus, including how it started,” he mentioned.
“We will be sending a team next week to China to prepare for that and we hope that that will lead into understanding how the virus started.”
He didn’t specify the make-up of the crew, nor what particularly its mission would encompass.
Scientists imagine the killer virus jumped from animals to people, rising in China late final yr, probably from a market in Wuhan promoting unique animals for meat.
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