The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 2 scientists working within it have arrived in China, including the process of investigating the origins of Covid-19.
WHO Spokesperson Margaret Harris announced that the two experts traveling to China specialize in animal health and epidemiology and will collaborate with Chinese scientists.
It was noted that the two scientists would initiate basic studies and define the scale and roadmap of the research.
“One of the issues everyone is curious about is to investigate whether the virus is transmitted from another animal, and if so, what type of infection it is. So we sent an animal health professional to study the subject,” said Harris.
The virus is thought to be transmitted from a market in Wuhan, China in 2019. Although the virus is claimed to be transmitted to a particular species of animal, no conclusive evidence has yet been presented.
While there is a widespread belief that the virus is caused by a bat, there are also claims that the virus has spread after a lab experiment.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement on the issue that they have invited the country to launch an investigation in order to combat global epidemic and contribute to international joint public health efforts.
WHO experts are also expected to identify the needs that will arise during the review, and WHO will send more experts to China as required.