WHO Experts Will Visit China To Trace The Origin Of COVID-19

Dhir Acharya - Jul 09, 2020


WHO Experts Will Visit China To Trace The Origin Of COVID-19

Under an agreement between WHO and China, there will be experts visiting the country to trace the origin of COVID-19 over a course of 6 months.

On Wednesday, China said that a team of WHO will visit the country with the aim of tracing the origin of the coronavirus. The virus, officially known as SARS-CoV-2, causes COVID-19 that has taken the lives of over 5 lakh people around the world.

WHO will visit China with the to trace the origin of the coronavirus
WHO will visit China with the to trace the origin of the coronavirus

During a press briefing, Zhao Lijian, the spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry, said:

“After consultation, the Chinese government has agreed that the World Health Organisation (WHO) will send a team of experts to Beijing to trace the origin of COVID-19.”

The visit will last for over 6 months after the WHO’s office in China received a statement from the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on ‘viral pneumonia’ cases.

In January, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, spoke about an agreement with China on sending a team of international experts to get a further understanding of the outbreak of the coronavirus.

COVID-19 is believed to origin in China
COVID-19 is believed to origin in Wuhan, China

As of now, there are over 12 million COVID-19 cases around the world with more than 550,000 deaths recorded. In less than a month, from the fourth position, India has surpassed Russia and is now the third-worst hit country in the world during the pandemic. Every day, there are thousands of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country, resulting in a total tally of 769,000 infected people and over 21,000 deaths.

Previously, the Indian government imposed a nationwide lockdown that effectively banned everyone from leaving their house, the ban lasted for a month and a half. Unfortunately, during this lockdown, the country only saw an increase in the number of cases instead of a decrease. And now as the country is gradually reopening, the tally continues to rise.

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The pandemic is very serious in India

We hope that the upcoming trip of WHO experts will succeed in finding the origin of the virus and the disease and that we will soon have a vaccine or an ultimate cure for this deadly infection.

>>> Indian Man Wears $4,000 Solid Gold Face Mask To Fight COVID-19

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