Disclose your findings if you don’t believe Covid-19 origin probe: WHO


Geneva: The World Health Organization slammed critics of its probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

The world heath body has challenged those claiming to know better to come forward with the smoking gun.

Worthwhile to mention that a WHO team is currently visiting Chinese central city of Wuhan  where first cases of Covid-19 were discovered in December 2019. The experts’ team is trying to piece together how the virus was transmitted from animals to humans before killing over two million people world over.

The UN agency’s emergencies director Michael Ryan said many critics were saying they “won’t accept the report when it comes out”, or that there is “other intelligence available that may show different findings” on how the virus broke out.

China refused the team access until mid-January and there are question marks over what the experts can hope to find, one year on.

Beijing is keen to put the focus on its recovery from the outbreak. The team toured a propaganda exhibition celebrating China’s recovery from the pandemic in Wuhan on Saturday.

Former US president Donald Trump pushed an unsubstantiated theory that the virus escaped from the facility.

Meanwhile WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was “encouraging” that the global number of new coronavirus cases had fallen for the third week in a row.

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