The World Health Organization (WHO) has handed Beijing a list of global experts to ascertain the origin of the corona virus, awaiting China’s approval. This information was given on Thursday.
The WHO’s decision-making unit, the World Health Assembly (WHA), at its annual conference in May, unanimously passed a proposal to investigate the origin of the virus. China also supported this proposal. This unit is currently headed by India.
A two-member WHO team visited China in August and completed the groundwork to locate the source of Covid-19. The virus first appeared in Wuhan city of China in December last year and later became a global pandemic.
According to news from the South China Morning Post published from Hong Kong, WHO’s Executive Director of Health Emergency Program Mike Ryan said in a special meeting of the organization’s executive board on Monday that it has selected candidates from all over the world for the mission and now Beijing has to The decision is to decide who will be in the international team and when will they come to China.
Ryan told the advisory group of representatives of the member countries that a list of candidates had been submitted to the Chinese authorities to consider it. He did not state when the list was sent.
According to the newspaper, at Monday’s meeting, representatives of the US, EU, Australia called on the WHO to send the team and share more information about the mission. It has also been said in the news that the WHO member cannot send any party to the country without its approval.