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In Wuhan, the search for the source of the origin of COVID-19 will begin

14.01.2021 59 просмотров

A mission of 13 experts will immediately begin work on coronavirus in China.


A mission of 13 experts from an international scientific team that arrived in the Chinese city of Wuhan to study the origin of the new coronavirus will begin work immediately during the two-week quarantine provided for all arrivals from abroad. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this on Thursday on its Twitter account.


“An international team of 13 scientists studying the origin of the virus that caused the COVID-19 disease arrived today (January 14—TASS note) in  Wuhan (China). The experts will begin their work immediately during the two-week quarantine established for those arriving from abroad,” the message says.


As explained by the WHO, the team's two experts are currently in Singapore, where they are "completing testing for COVID-19". “All members of the group underwent numerous PCR tests, obtaining negative results, as well as tests for the presence of antibodies to COVID-19 in their home countries,” the organization recalled.


The composition of the delegation included specialists from Russia, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Kenya, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, Sudan, Great Britain, the USA and Vietnam, and also their colleagues from China.


As China Central Television reported earlier, WHO experts arrived in Wuhan on Thursday to determine the origin of the coronavirus. According to the website Flightradar24 (Flightradar), the Scoot airline plane from Singapore landed at Wuhan International Airport at 11:05 local time (06:05 Moscow time). The PRC authorities explained that, according to the rules in force in the country, experts must undergo a 14-day quarantine, during which time they will consult with Chinese experts via video link.


Previously, the WHO has repeatedly stated that the search for the source of the first coronavirus infection should begin with the Chinese city of Wuhan. Last summer, two experts visited China to prepare the main mission. The result of this trip was the development of a document "on research and the program of activities of the international group led by WHO" by the experts of the organization and China.

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