A group of World Health Organisation experts, which has been tasked with investigating the origins of Covid-19 pandemic has been allowed to enter China on January 14, British news portal The Guardian reports quoting Chinese authorities.
The team of WHO experts was initially aiming to enter China in early January, however, Beijing blocked their arrival, saying visas had not yet been approved, even as some members of the group were on their way.
The WHO has been attempting to send in the team of global experts from a number of countries to China for months. It has been discussing issues of the pandemic with Chinese officials since July.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the team would be traveling to the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected in late 2019. A number of countries, including Australia, have called for an investigation into the origins of the virus.
Currently, China’s disease experts are battling multiple small-scale clusters and outbreaks reported in the past couple of weeks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying stated as quoted by The Guardian.
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