China under pressure after Covid-19 leak scenario from Wuhan lab resumes

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China is under increasing pressure after the head of World Health Organization revived the scenario that the coronavirus leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan. The United States and its allies have criticized China for secretly providing insufficient data to investigators. Why did the scenario of leaking Covid from a laboratory in Wuhan resurface? What does the World Health Organization say about this?        

The scenario that Covid leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan revived

 A 120-page report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Chinese experts published on Tuesday, March 30, concludes that the coronavirus, which causes Covid-19 is likely to be transmitted from bats to humans through another species. . Experts have ruled out the possibility that the coronavirus had leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan.

China immediately welcomed the conclusion. For China, the conclusion is to dispel suspicions and allegations that it has delayed the entry of international experts and limited the scope of the search.

But China’s happiness faded after Tedros, head of World Health Organization (WHO), said on Tuesday that the search for Covid’s origins would continue, looking at all possible hypotheses, including the Covid leak scenario out of a lab in Wuhan. His remarks echoed the scenario of leaking Covid from a laboratory in Wuhan revived and put China under even more pressure.

Why does Chairman of the World Health Organization not abandon this scenario?

 On Tuesday, Tedros said he would reconsider the scenario of Covid leak from a laboratory in Wuhan. He made the decision amid concerns over the availability of data during an experts’ team in Wuhan, in late January.

Meanwhile, he said during the meeting with his team, they really highlighted the difficulty that they cannot get comprehensive data. For this reason, the World Health Organization has called for timely and comprehensive data sharing for new investigations in the future.

However, the head of the World Health Organization said further investigations were needed to determine whether Covid really leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan. When the investigation can be carried out from all angles, the actual results will be able to dispel all doubts and no scenario will be abandoned or tipped.

US, Allies Criticize Report on Covid Origins

Concerned about the independence of the World Health Organization and the fact that China hides information to investigators, the United States and many other allies have criticized the World Health Organization’s report on the origin of Covid.

In response to the report, the United States and 13 allies, including Britain, South Korea, Japan and Australia, expressed concern over the study and urged China to grant full rights to experts in the field when investigating.

In a joint statement, the United States and allies said the mission to Wuhan had been delayed and that researchers could not obtain enough data and prototypes from Chinese authorities.

In response, Beijing claims to be transparent with the World Health Organization (WHO) and has allowed experts to visit a number of sites to investigate, including market locations. Laboratory facilities, patients and vital data from coronavirus.

Under increasing pressure over the issue, China has announced that its health officials in Beijing plan to hold a press conference on the World Health Organization report soon.

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