The Wall Street Journal reported that the World Health Organization is planning to reopen an investigation to determine the origin of the virus that caused the Covid-19 epidemic.
The newspaper quoted, according to representatives of the organization, that there is not much time left to solve this problem. The World Health Organization will form a group of 20 people, which will include experts in biological protection and safety in laboratories, as well as experts in animal diseases.
It is noteworthy that the former international group of scientists worked in China from January to February. Meanwhile, the group visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology, including a BSL-4 lab that has been linked to virus leak rumors, a hospital, as well as the Hunan Seafood Market and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the group’s final report, the SARS-CoV-2 virus most likely passed to humans from bats through another animal: similar pathogens were found in pangolins, indicating transmission between different species.
Earlier, the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called for further investigation into the possibility of the virus leaking from the laboratory, because experts did not find the source of the virus.
Source: RIA Novosti