World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today, Tuesday, called on specialized experts to conduct a deeper investigation into the hypothesis of a coronavirus leak from the Wuhan virus laboratory in China perform.
The Director General of the World Health Organization criticized die Chinese officials for not sharing enough data on the coronavirus and access to original data by international experts die Limit epidemic.
Tedros confirmed during a briefing at die Member States of the World Health Organization on the report officially published on Tuesday die Origin of the virus that although experts, die in January and February in China had conducted research into the origins of the virus and concluded that die Hypothesis that the virus will leak from a laboratory is the most unlikely. “However, the matter requires a wider investigation, probably through new missions with specialized experts, die I’m ready to send. “
This hypothesis that the virus that causes Covid-19 may have leaked from a laboratory was heavily defended by the previous U.S. administration, led by Donald Trump, based on intelligence from intelligence agencies. But China has always and vehemently denied this possibility.
Tedros spoke about before the report was officially released die Origin of the virus and the press conference of some international experts, die went to China in January 2021 die To conduct investigation more than a year after the outbreak of the epidemic in Wuhan in December 2019.
He also confirmed that international experts during their stay in China “expressed difficulty in accessing primary data,” a rare public criticism of how China handled this joint investigation. “I hope that die new joint studies are based on wider and faster data sharing, “he said.
The head of the delegation of international experts, Peter Ben Embarek, has in a press conference die Downplayed importance of the matter and stated that in In China, as elsewhere, some data cannot be passed on for reasons of privacy.
For his part, the Director General of the World Health Organization stressed that “this report is a very important beginning, but not a final word”.
Voiced in a related context die United States and its 13 allied countries in issued a statement on Tuesday expressing their “common concern” about the WHO report die Origin of Covid-19 and urged China to grant experts “unrestricted access” to all data.
The US government said with other countries including the UK, Israel, Canada, Japan, Australia, Denmark and Norway: “It is necessary to express our common concern die Investigation of international experts about die Expressing emergence of SARS-Cove-2 The virus was considerably overdue and has die original data and samples not fully preserved. “
“It is absolutely essential that independent experts are given unrestricted access to all data on humans, animals and the environment, research and personnel, die in involved in the early stages of the epidemic, and die Task to determine how die Pandemic would occur, “added die Explanation added. without express criticism of China.
“We are expressing this concern, not just about anything die Finding out the causes of the pandemic, but also paving the way for a fast, transparent and evidence-based path for die second phase of the study and die pave the way for upcoming health crises, “it says in added to the statement.
The joint declaration was also signed by the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia and South Korea.
The statement confirmed that die United States and its allies as opposed to the previous US administration in Donald Trump’s era will work with the World Health Organization
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