WHO team to probe coronavirus origin in China’s Wuhan

China's Wuhan
China's Wuhan

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus says team of experts to travel to epicentre of the virus to study its origins.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization, has announced that a team of international experts will travel to the Chinese city of Wuhan to begin a study into the origin of the coronavirus.

Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s John Nkengasong said 23 of Africa’s 54 countries have reported a sustained decrease in new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past couple of weeks.

South Korea reports the highest number of daily coronavirus cases since March, and parliament forced to close amid expectations that authorities will impose tougher restrictions. 

The U-turn by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on testing close contacts of people with COVID-19 raises concern among experts about asymptomatic spread of the disease.

More than 24 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 15.8 million have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 826,000 people have died.


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