WHO chief said, independent team investigating the origin of corona virus

The head of the team of international experts traveling to China said on Monday that their report would be a document prepared by consensus. He said that the report has been agreed between the international team and its Chinese counterpart.

Geneva, IANS. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the team of experts traveling to the city of Wuhan, China, was on an independent mission to trace the origin of the corona virus. That team had no connection with WHO.

According to reports from the Chinese news agency Xinhua, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyes, Director General of WHO, said in a virtual press conference, “I have heard many times that this is a study or investigation of WHO. It’s not like that.’ He said that this is an independent investigation, involving independent experts from 10 institutions.

The head of the team of international experts who visited Wuhan, Dr. Peter Ben Imbarek, said in a press conference on Monday that his report would be a document prepared by consensus. He said that the report has been agreed between the international team and its Chinese counterpart. He said that a team of experts is working to publish the interim report, which includes 17 international scientists and 17 Chinese scientists.

Imbarek said the team would make recommendations for further study. He said that further investigation is necessary to find out the origin of the virus and clear some misconceptions.

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