WHO team arrives in Wuhan for COVID-19 origin mission

2021-01-14 Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download
Special: Battle Against Novel Coronavirus

A plane carrying experts from the World Health Organization arrives at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, Wuhan, Hubei province, on Jan 14, 2021. (Photo/CGTN)

An international expert team from the World Health Organization arrived in China on Thursday to conduct joint scientific research with Chinese scientists on the origin of the novel coronavirus.

China has attached high importance to tracing the origins of the novel coronavirus and supports cooperation between China and the WHO on the issue, Zeng Yixin, vice-minister of the commission, said at a news conference on Saturday.

China has had detailed discussion on the visit to Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, by WHO experts and agreement has been reached between the two sides. Preparations have been made for cooperation in scientific research during the visit in China, he said.

China hopes the cooperation can contribute to finding the origin of the novel coronavirus and improve knowledge of the virus, which is very important for the prevention and control of outbreaks of new infectious diseases in the future, he said.


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