COVID-19 Origin Study: WHO Team Arrives In Wuhan To Investigate

A bus bring members of the World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic leaves Wuhans airport following their arrival at a cordoned-off section in the international arrivals area on Thursday.

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A bus carrying members of the World Health Organization team examining the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic leaves Wuhans airport following their arrival at a cordoned-off area in the international arrivals location on Thursday.

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More than one year after the very first alarms were raised in China about an unknown pathogen that was then determined as the SARS-CoV-2 infection, the nation has reported less than 100,000 cases, according to information compiled by Johns Hopkins.

“All employee had multiple unfavorable PCR and antibody tests for COVID-19 in their home countries prior to traveling,” the WHO stated. “They were tested again in Singapore and were all negative for PCR. Two members checked positive for IgM antibodies,” the firm adds, stating that those two researchers will now be retested for antibodies.

“All team members had numerous negative PCR and antibody tests for COVID-19 in their home countries prior to traveling,” the WHO stated.

“I am really dissatisfied with this news offered that 2 members had already started their journeys and others were not able to take a trip at the last minute,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at the time.

A group of 13 World Health Organization scientists have actually now gotten here in Wuhan, Chian, where they will examine the origins of the coronavirus that has actually caused a global pandemic. Nearly 2 million people have actually died due to the coronavirus, with more than 92 million infections, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Members of the group began the process of traveling to China more than a week ago, after discussions in between the WHO, Chinas government, and other countries the scientists would take a trip through on their method to Wuhan. That very same day, the worldwide health firm were told that Chinese authorities had not offered final approvals for the group to arrive and begin their work.

The researchers invested time in limbo in Singapore, waiting for final approval to get in China and take a trip to Wuhan.

“The specialists will begin their work right away during the 2 weeks quarantine protocol for global travelers,” the WHO stated Thursday.

Members of the team started the process of traveling to China more than a week ago, after discussions in between the WHO, Chinas federal government, and other nations the researchers would take a trip through on their method to Wuhan. The WHO revealed the journey had actually started on Jan. 5. However that exact same day, the international health company were told that Chinese officials had actually not given final approvals for the group to show up and begin their work.