WHO’s investigation team to be allowed in China on Thursday

WHO-China joint mission on COVID-19: a woman dispenses hand sanitizer at the Guangzhou Women and Children's Health Medical Center in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on 20 February 2020.
WHO-China joint mission on COVID-19: a woman dispenses hand sanitizer at the Guangzhou Women and Children's Health Medical Center in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on 20 February 2020.

A team of ten international experts of the World Health Organization will be arriving in China on January 14th to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Last week, the WHO expressed its disappointment and frustration for the delay in the authorisation from Beijing.  

WHO officials not allowed in China yet
WHO officials not allowed in China yet

The mission will be doing the long-awaited investigation in the early infections of the coronavirus. No details about the team’s itinerary were given.  

China has been accused of a cover-up that delayed its initial response, allowing the virus to spread since it first emerged in the central city of Wuhan late in 2019. 

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