An international group of experts from the World Health Organization has not yet determined the role of the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan in the spread of coronavirus, reports RIA Novosti, referring to the draft expert report.
The document notes that many of the first cases of infection were associated with other markets.
According to information The Wall Street Journal, WHO experts in the report being prepared for publication also do not exclude the possibility that the causative agent of COVID-19 could appear outside China and then enter the country. Experts recommend taking a closer look at the data from Chinese hospitals and blood samples obtained before December 2019, as well as conducting checks on farms in the PRC where animals are raised.
In turn, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, as noted TASS, said that experts from various American departments are now studying the WHO report on the origin of the coronavirus.
“We have many experts in the government. We will study this report actively and quickly, ”she said at the briefing.
As a reminder, the international group of WHO experts on January 14 arrived in Wuhan and conducted joint research with Chinese specialists for almost a month to find out the origin of the coronavirus. According to the report of the WHO mission, the most likely scenario of the origin of the disease is the transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal.
The report on the Wuhan visit is expected to be released on March 30. According to the head of the WHO, Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, the document has now been submitted for study to the organization’s member countries.