Geneva: Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) will be travelling to China yet again to identify the zoonotic source of the coronavirus pandemic.
This trip to China is reportedly the third visit of the WHO representatives to Wuhan, China.
”All preparations have been finalised and WHO experts will be traveling to China on the next available flight to prepare scientific plans with their Chinese counterparts for identifying the zoonotic source of COVID-19.”
Tedros specified that the experts will develop the scope and terms of reference for a WHO-led international mission, whose objective is to advance the understanding of animal hosts for COVID-19 and ascertain how the disease jumped between animals and humans.
“Identifying the origin of emerging viral disease has proven complex in past epidemics in different countries. A well-planned series of scientific researches will advance the understanding of animal reservoirs and the route of #COVID19 transmission to humans,” Tedros said later on Twitter after the media briefing.
“This process is an evolving endeavor which may lead to further international scientific research and collaboration globally,” Tedros tweeted.