Experts who will be working in China to investigate the causes of origin COVID-19
Two experts from the world health organization (who) will within the next two days to be in Beijing in the investigation of the causes of coronavirus infections SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.
Experts in the course of his visit needs to determine the “volume and scope” of work for the next phase of the mission, which will be directly aimed at establishing the circumstances of transmission of the virus from animals to humans.
In February of this year, China has called for a special delegation of the who coronavirus. After this visit, the canadian doctor Aylward, who led the team, praised the efforts of China to curb COVID-19 and the level of openness regarding exchange of information, reports “Interfax”.
On 9 July the head of the who tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus said that all preparations are completed, and experts expect a first for a flight to go to China. He noted that the purpose of the mission is to expand the understanding of how the virus existed in an animal host, and he was able to move to human populations.
Coronavirus began to spread in the Chinese city of Wuhan (Hubei province). Most scientists believe that the caller COVID-19 virus SARS-CoV-2 – zoonotic origin. It is assumed that it could be transmitted to humans from bats.
Earlier, the who approved a resolution calling for a systematic analysis of how the international community responded to the pandemic COVID-19. However, the question of the investigation into the origin of the virus, then, was not conducted.
Meanwhile US President Donald trump and his supporters-Republicans have repeatedly accused Beijing that he did not warn the world about the seriousness and extent of the outbreak COVID-19. Trump also said he was willing to consider the option of imposing sanctions against China if that country does not cooperate in the investigation into the causes of the spread of coronavirus.
An independent investigation into the circumstances of the beginning of the pandemic and urged the Australian authorities. In late may, the head of the Chinese foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the Chinese authorities support the idea of an international scientific investigation to clarify the origin of the coronavirus. The Minister added that this process should not be “political interference”.