A researcher at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, who conducted a survey in Wuhan, China as a member of the WHO = World Health Organization research team, returned to Japan on the night of the 10th to clarify the source of the new coronavirus, and interviewed NHK. "We received a lot of information from the Chinese side," he said of the situation of the field survey.
The WHO research team, which is made up of experts from various countries including Japan, has been conducting a full-scale investigation in Wuhan since the 29th of last month, but on the 9th, a press conference was held locally, and the former Trump administration in the United States insisted. He explained that it was "extremely unlikely" that the virus had leaked from the "Wuhan Institute of Vase".
About this, Ken Maeda, director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, who returned to Japan on the night of the 10th after finishing the local activities, responded to NHK's interview at Narita Airport and said, "New from the Chinese side. I was able to get the data out and to visit the actual laboratory, so I was able to get a lot of information, but I'm a little disappointed that it's been a year. "
Regarding the possibility that the virus leaked from the Wuhan research institute, "We all agree that it is quite unlikely. I think this summary is that animals are more likely." I told you.
He also said that it is necessary to continue to investigate where the virus came from.