"A panel of WHO scientists has arrived in the central Chinese city of Wuhan to cooperate in research on the origins of COVID-19. The team will undergo quarantine procedures before starting fieldwork," reads the message.
As we reported earlier, the World Health Organization's (WHO) mission to China was announced in December. The organization intended to send a team of 10 international scientists to study the origin of Covid-19.
The mission was expected to last four or five weeks. Official Beijing, however, did not authorize the mission's entrance to the country at the beginning.
“Today we learned that Chinese officials have not yet finalized the necessary permissions for the team’s arrival in China,” WHO Head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted.
According to him, this mission is a priority for the WHO. The organization intends to find out when the virus' circulation initially started in Wuhan.