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Will Begin Probe From Wuhan: WHO Chief Tedros

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Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday asserted that it is doing every possible thing to find the origins of COVID-19, insisting it would help in preventing similar outbreaks in the future.

He also confirmed that the WHO will begin its study to find the origins of the deadly virus from China’s Wuhan, which reported the first case of coronavirus last year.

“I would like to assure you that the WHO’s position is very very clear. We need to know the origin of this virus because it can help us to prevent future outbreaks,” said Tedros at a press briefing.

‘We are doing everything to make sure that we know the origin. Some have been politicising this. Our position is very clear that we will start the study from Wuhan, know what has happened there and based on findings, to explore if there are other avenues,” he added.

The United States, which has reported the highest number of virus-related deaths in the world, has time and again questioned the WHO’s handling of the crisis and accused it of kowtowing to China and dragging its feet on investigating how the outbreak first started.

Earlier, scientists believed the killer virus jumped from animals to humans at a market selling exotic animals for meat in the city of Wuhan, where the virus was first detected late last year.

But now experts think that market may not have been the origin of the outbreak, but rather a place where it was amplified.

It was widely assumed that the deadly virus originally came from bats.

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