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WHO set to investigate the origin of SARS-CoV-2 in China

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday conclude their quarantine period in China and are set to research shortly into the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

The 13-strong WHO delegation is carrying out the observation stage from a hotel in the city of Wuhan and, when leaving on Thursday, they will work together with local counterparts in the research, local press recalled.

However, since their arrival in Wuhan on January 14, the experts have been in contact with Chinese scientists through conference calls.

As reported here, the research must extend for four other weeks and will include the review of files in hospitals in order to analyze Covid-19 compatible cases treated before December 2019.

They are also planning to map activities, products and animals sold at the Wuhan seafood market, the starting point of the Covid-19 outbreak in China.

This is WHO experts’ third visit to China and this time it is made up of scientists from Netherlands, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Vietnam, Germany, the United States, Qatar and Japan.

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