WHO says China team in­ter­viewed Wuhan sci­en­tists

Cape Breton Post - - COVID-19 -

GENEVA - A World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion team in China to probe the ori­gins of COVID-19 had “ex­ten­sive dis­cus­sions” and ex­changes with sci­en­tists in Wuhan where the out­break was first de­tected, a spokesman said on Tues­day.

The talks in­cluded up­dates on an­i­mal health re­search, he said. China shut down a wildlife mar­ket in Wuhan at the start of the out­break, a day af­ter dis­cov­er­ing some pa­tients were ven­dors or deal­ers.

The WHO says the virus most likely came from bats and prob­a­bly had an­other, in­ter­me­di­ary an­i­mal “host”.

The re­sults of the WHO in­ves­ti­ga­tion are keenly awaited by sci­en­tists and gov­ern­ments around the world, none more so than Wash­ing­ton, which lob­bied hard for the mis­sion.

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