Beijing has rejected criticism from the Director-General of the World Health Organization, who spoke of China’s failure to cooperate in investigating the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.
And the director of the organization, Tedros Adhanom, said yesterday, Thursday, that China, where the first cases of corona were discovered in the city of Wuhan at the end of 2019, should “cooperate better” to understand what “really happened.”
The Geneva-based international organization is facing mounting pressure to conduct a new, in-depth investigation into the origins of Covid-19.
The organization’s dispatch of an expert mission to China did not allow to reveal all the circumstances of the spread of Corona, which caused the death of more than four million people around the world.
Tedros pointed out to reporters Thursday, in particular, to Beijing’s failure to share “preliminary data” about the virus, which is a “problem,” as he said.
In response to a question about the remarks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Friday that “some information related to private life cannot be copied and taken out of the country.”
He added that WHO experts were able to “obtain a large amount of data” and “China showed them line by line” points that required “special attention”.
The spokesperson also dismissed Tedros’ comments that there was a “premature attempt” to reject the lab accident theory.