China first to conduct joint study of COVID-19 origins with WHO – Expert

 China is the first country conduct a joint study origins of COVID-19 with the World Health Organisation (WHO), a senior Chinese expert said Wednesday.

The history of infectious diseases tells us that generally takes a long time identify the origin of a infectious disease and have the findings accepted worldwide, said Liang Wannian.

According him, the team leader is from the Chinese side of the WHO-China team, studying the origins of COVID-19.

Speaking at a press briefing from the Chinese experts participating in the joint study, Liang noted place a is first reported is not necessarily the originating point of the . (Xinhua/NAN)