The WHO proposal for further investigation into the origins of Covid-19 leaves the door open for research both in China and elsewhere. Photo: AFP The WHO proposal for further investigation into the origins of Covid-19 leaves the door open for research both in China and elsewhere. Photo: AFP
The WHO proposal for further investigation into the origins of Covid-19 leaves the door open for research both in China and elsewhere. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: proposed WHO origins study ‘inconsistent’ with China’s position

  • Beijing says next phase of investigation should be led by UN body’s member states and search for possible early cases should be expanded worldwide
  • Foreign ministry spokesman also says inquiry should focus on tracing animal origins and zoonotic transmission of the virus

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The WHO proposal for further investigation into the origins of Covid-19 leaves the door open for research both in China and elsewhere. Photo: AFP The WHO proposal for further investigation into the origins of Covid-19 leaves the door open for research both in China and elsewhere. Photo: AFP
The WHO proposal for further investigation into the origins of Covid-19 leaves the door open for research both in China and elsewhere. Photo: AFP
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