The advanced group of the world health organization has completed work in China. This was at the briefing on August 3, said the Director General of the who tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus. The transcript of his press conference published on the official website of the organization.
“Advanced group who visited China, completed his mission and laid the Foundation for further joint efforts to establish the source of the virus,” he said.
According to Gebreyesus, the result of the work of the advance team was the development of technical specifications for research and work programme extended the who team, which will include “leading scientists and researchers from China and around the world.”
“Epidemiological studies will start in Wuhan, and should determine the likely source of infection in the early stages. The evidence and hypotheses generated from this work will lay the Foundation for further, more long-term studies,” – said the Director General of the who.
The timing of sending an expanded mission in China Ghebreyesus said.
Scientists believe that the chain of transmission of the virus SARS-CoV-2 were involved wild animals. However, it remains unclear how the coronavirus has crossed the species barrier from any kind of virus got into the human population from bats or there was another intermediate carrier.
There is also a conspiracy theory that the coronavirus was created artificially and was in the population arising from accidental or intentional leakage of the Wuhan lab. Most scientists thus of the opinion that SARS-CoV-2 has a natural origin.
In late may, China agreed to the investigationwhich has to establish the origin of the coronavirus. In early July, the country headed the advance party whohad declared a press-the Secretary of the organization, Margaret Harris. The team had to start looking for the source and route of infection, as well as to hold talks about the arrival of the extended group who in cooperation with Chinese scholars will look for the source of the infection.