All hypotheses on Covid-19 origin remain in force, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

The reports do not allow to draw conclusions whether or not the virus was transferred by animals or the laboratory leakage took place
11:19, 26 August 2021


The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that all theories about the origin of Covid-19 outbreak, including the possibility of laboratory leakage, remain in force. The organization also urged the Chinese scientist to hold their own investigations as The Guardian reported.

“The current situation is that all of the hypotheses regarding to the origins of the virus are still on the table. Some are more likely than others based on the current analysis, but all of those hypotheses require further elucidation and further inquiry and we will go and look where all of those leads take the WHO,” head of the WHO’s health emergencies programme Michael Ryan said.

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The WHO representative noted that the Chinese scientists stated that they hold their own investigations.

“So we do look forward to getting updates for our Chinese colleagues on the progress with those studies. There is no impediment right now for those studies to go ahead,” Ryan added.

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Earlier, WHO director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Covid-19 booster shots should be delayed as priority should be given to raising vaccination rates in poor countries.

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