WHO investigators seeking COVID-19 origin going back to China



The World Organisation (WHO) is launching a new investigation into the origins of -19, months after an earlier ended without drawing firm conclusions, according to a report published.

WHO was putting together a team of some 20 scientists, who will be charged with finding new evidence in China and other locales, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The group will examine whether the virus emerged from a laboratory, a theory has angrily rejected China.

In December 2020, WHO investigators began visits to Wuhan, China, where the first known outbreak of the virus took place.

But their March 2021 report said they had gotten insufficient information from Chinese scientists to answer key questions about -19’s origin.

In August, U.S. intelligence agencies issued a separate report saying they also could not make firm conclusions about -19’s origins. (dpa/NAN)