Beijing: In a shocking expose reported in Financial Times, the team of World Health Organisation (WHO) investigators who travelled to China with the aim of tracing the origin of the novel coronavirus did not travel to Wuhan during their trip to China.
The report stated, “A recently concluded three-week trip to China by the two-person WHO team did not entail a visit to Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the first cases of novel coronavirus were detected in December 2019, the WHO confirmed.
The WHO stated that a two-person WHO team has recently concluded its three-week assignment in China to lay the groundwork for an investigation into the source of the virus. This was in advance of the full mission, therefore, there are no results of the WHO’s recent mission to share
WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in a global media briefing from Geneva that two investigators from the WHO flew into China from Geneva and spent the past three weeks there. However, he admitted they had no intention to travel to Wuhan where the first cases of novel coronavirus were detected in December 2019. The virus has gone on to kill more than 800,000 people around the world. He said the team was merely laying the groundwork for a full international mission to investigate the virus.