CHINA DENIED THE ENTRY OF WHO EXPERTS TO WUHAN– Corona pandemic had started in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019. Due to its rapid spread, it has put all other countries in trouble and has also made them weak in all the possible ways.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was “very disappointed” with the last-minute bar on entry, in a rare castigation of Beijing from the UN body.
A 10-strong team was due to arrive in China this week after months of painstaking negotiations.
Beijing is determined to control the origin story of the virus, which has killed more than 1.8 million people so far and laid waste to global economies.
He also said, “I am very disappointed with this news, given that two members had already begun their journeys and others were not able to travel at the last minute.”
But with some of the team already in transit, Beijing had yet to grant them entry, the WHO chief said.
“Today, we learned that Chinese officials have not yet finalized the necessary permissions for the team’s arrivals in China,” Tedros told reporters on Tuesday.
He stressed that he had been in contact with senior Chinese officials to make clear”that the mission is a priority for WHO and the international team”.
“I have been assured that China is speeding up the internal procedure for the earliest possible deployment,” Tedros added.
CHINA DENIED THE ENTRY OF WHO EXPERTS TO WUHAN– Before, Scientists initially believed the virus jumped to humans at a market selling exotic animals for meat in the city of Wuhan.
But experts now think the market may not have been the origin of the outbreak,
but rather a place where it was amplified.
It is widely assumed that the virus originally came from bats.
But the intermediate animal host that transmitted it between bats and humans remains unknown.