China is the first country to conduct a joint study on the origins of COVID-19 with the World Health Organisation (WHO), a senior Chinese expert said on Wednesday.
The history of infectious diseases tells us that it generally takes a long time to identify the origin of a new infectious disease and have the findings accepted worldwide, said Liang Wannian.
According to 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 that the place a virus is first reported is not necessarily the originating point of the virus. (Xinhua/NAN)