The WHO plans to run tests with Italian researchers who made waves earlier this month for their peer-reviewed findings based on tests of blood samples from a cancer screening carried out before the coronavirus was detected in China. Photo: AFP
The WHO plans to run tests with Italian researchers who made waves earlier this month for their peer-reviewed findings based on tests of blood samples from a cancer screening carried out before the coronavirus was detected in China. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: WHO to look at controversial Italian samples in search for origins

  • Health body to work with researchers whose study suggested that the virus may have been in Italy months before Covid-19 erupted in China
  • But the WHO investigation to find where it all began will still start in Wuhan, where the first outbreak was reported

The WHO plans to run tests with Italian researchers who made waves earlier this month for their peer-reviewed findings based on tests of blood samples from a cancer screening carried out before the coronavirus was detected in China. Photo: AFP