torsdag 28. januar 2021

White House: 'great concern' over Covid origin 'misinformation' from China

The US wants a “robust and clear” international probe into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic in China, the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, has said. Speaking to reporters, she said it was “imperative we get to the bottom” of how the virus appeared and spread. She highlighted “great concern” over “misinformation” from “some sources in China”.

The coronavirus has killed more than two million people and infected at least 100m since first being detected about a year ago in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. This month a team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan after repeated delays to investigate the virus’s origins. Scientists agree that the disease has an animal origin and particular focus is on the Wuhan “wet market”, which sells live animals.