WHO Team Can Start Research into the Origin of Coronavirus in Wuhan After Quarantine
The World Health Organization (WHO) international research team can start field research into the origin of the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan after two weeks of quarantine.
The WHO delegation left the quarantine hotel this morning, but it is still unclear where exactly they will start their investigation.
At the beginning of January, China decided to allow experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) to search for the coronavirus’s origin. China had long been suspicious of the idea of receiving foreign scientists, but eventually approved the visa applications of the experts.
Two weeks ago, the 13-member international investigation team arrived in Wuhan, the city in China’s Hubei province, where the coronavirus emerged.
The team was immediately quarantined in a hotel for two weeks. That quarantine period has now ended so that the WHO team can start the investigation more than a year after the corona epidemic outbreak.
British zoologist Peter Daszak is part of the team and announced the end of his quarantine via Twitter: “Day 14 of our quarantine in Wuhan !! On to the next phase of our work”, they said.