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Coronavirus: WHO encourages Investigation at Wuhan laboratory

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new permanent task force to investigate and trace the origin of the Coronavirus. On Friday in Geneva, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized on inspecting the laboratories in Wuhan, China together with the examination of wildlife and animal markets. The WHO team, which was only allowed to travel to China in January after months of discussions, reported in late March that it was “likely to very likely” that the virus had transmitted from an animal to humans via an intermediate host. That the virus accidentally escaped from a lab and spread is also considered an “extremely unlikely pathway” (China.Table reported).

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