China has rejected numerous requests from the World Health Organization to allow it to participate in the investigation of the origin of COVID-19. The representative of WHO in China, Dr. Gauden Galea announced this, Sky News reports.
"We know that some kind of national investigation is being conducted, but at this stage we were not invited to join," Galea said.
According to him, WHO told the Commission on Health and the Chinese authorities that, since knowledge of the origin of the virus is very important, it is also crucial to study the interaction between animals and humans in this context.
“We need to know as much as possible to prevent a recurrence of the current situation,” a WHO spokesman said.
When asked if China has a good reason for WHO's refusal, Dr. Galea replied: "From our point of view, no."
As we reported before, another plane with medical supplies on the board has arrived from China: 400,000 respirators and 50,000 safety shields have been delivered to Ukraine.
In total, 25 aircrafts have delivered medical supplies from China. The flights were organized by the President's Office using charity funds.