GENEVA: World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that they’re “doing everything” to know the origin of coronavirus as it can help in preventing future outbreaks.
“Our position is very clear that we’ll start the study from Wuhan, know what has happened there and based on findings, to explore if there are other avenues,” Tedros further said.
Globally, more than 6.31 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 14.66 lakh have died so far.
The WHO has for months been working to send a team of international experts, including epidemiologists and animal health specialists, to China to help probe the animal origin of the novel coronavirus pandemic and how the virus first crossed over to humans.
The organisation sent an advance team to Beijing in July to lay the groundwork for the international probe.
But it has remained unclear when the larger team of scientists would be able to travel to China to begin epidemiological studies to try to identify the first human cases and their source of infection.