WHO to send experts to China for COVID-19 virus tracing

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Added On July 9, 2020

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the agreement was reached after consultation between the two sides, noting that experts from both sides will develop the scope and Terms of Reference for the WHO-led international mission. Zhao said that the WHO and China have maintained communication and cooperation since the start of the pandemic. Virus source tracing is a scientific issue that should be studied by scientists through international research and cooperation across the globe. "Identifying the origin of emerging viral disease has proven complex in past epidemics in different countries. A well planned series of scientific researches will advance the understanding of animal reservoirs and the route of transmission to humans. The process is an evolving endeavor which may lead to further international scientific research and collaboration globally."