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WHO team probing COVID-19 visits Wuhan lab, meets 'Bat Woman'
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WHO team probing COVID-19 visits Wuhan lab, meets 'Bat Woman'

  • A team of investigators led by the World Health Organization visited a virus research laboratory in China’s central city of Wuhan and met with a prominent virologist there in its search for clues to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The experts spent about 3-1/2 hours at the heavily-guarded Wuhan Institute of Virology, which has been at the centre of some conspiracy theories that claim a laboratory leak caused the city’s first coronavirus outbreak at the end of 2019.
Published 03 Feb, 2021 07:34pm
WHO team probing coronavirus origins in China's Wuhan leaves quarantine
World

WHO team probing coronavirus origins in China's Wuhan leaves quarantine

  • A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic left a quarantine hotel in Wuhan on Thursday to begin field work, two weeks after arriving in the Chinese city where the virus emerged in late 2019.
  • The mission has been plagued by delays, concerns over access and bickering between China and the United States, which has accused Beijing of hiding the extent of the initial outbreak and has criticised the terms of the visit.
Updated 28 Jan, 2021 02:29pm