Arrival of the WHO team at the Wuhan virology center on February 3, 2021. -
Koki Kataoka / AP / SIPA
Experts from the World Health Organization are continuing visits to China to understand the origin of the pandemic that is currently shaking the world.
They arrived at the Wuhan Institute of Virology on Wednesday morning.
This has several high-security laboratories where researchers are working on coronaviruses.
Former US President Donald Trump accused the institute of leaking the virus that caused Covid-19.
The accusation has been strongly denied by Beijing.
This visit of the WHO is therefore particularly sensitive for the Chinese authorities, which seeks to evacuate any responsibility for the outbreak of the epidemic in 2019 and suggests, without demonstrating it, that the virus could have been imported into China.
The team of around ten researchers "expects a very productive day and all the questions that need to be asked," one of the experts, Peter Daszak, told reporters as they drove to the entrance to the institute.
During their visit, the experts "will exchange ideas with the researchers of the institute on their daily work, on international scientific cooperation and on the fight against epidemic", announced Wednesday morning the Chinese language news channel. foreign CGTN.
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