mandag 11. januar 2021

China agrees to let in WHO team investigating Covid origins

A World Health Organization team of international experts tasked with investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic will arrive in China on 14 January, China’s national health authority has said. The team was initially aiming to enter China in early January but Chinablocked their arrival, saying visas had not yet been approved, even as some members of the group were on their way.

China’s foreign ministry called the delay a “misunderstanding.” At the time, the WHO’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,expressed his dismay and said he had called on China to allow the team in: “I’m very disappointed with this news, given that two members have already begun their journeys, and others were not able to travel at the last minute,” he said.