Liang Wannian, the Chinese co-leader of the joint China-WHO investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, urges WHO to reconsider transmission methods of Sars-CoV-2, saying it could be transmitted from humans or animals to objects and objects back to humans. Photo: AP Photo Liang Wannian, the Chinese co-leader of the joint China-WHO investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, urges WHO to reconsider transmission methods of Sars-CoV-2, saying it could be transmitted from humans or animals to objects and objects back to humans. Photo: AP Photo
Liang Wannian, the Chinese co-leader of the joint China-WHO investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, urges WHO to reconsider transmission methods of Sars-CoV-2, saying it could be transmitted from humans or animals to objects and objects back to humans. Photo: AP Photo

exclusive | Coronavirus origins: virus may have jumped to humans outside China, says expert leading China’s WHO team

  • Liang Wannian says during the next stage, inquiry should look to countries with coronavirus-infected animals and also those with cold-chain exports
  • He says there must be more study of animals raised for food or fur production, such as ferret-badgers, raccoons, civets and mink

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Liang Wannian, the Chinese co-leader of the joint China-WHO investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, urges WHO to reconsider transmission methods of Sars-CoV-2, saying it could be transmitted from humans or animals to objects and objects back to humans. Photo: AP Photo Liang Wannian, the Chinese co-leader of the joint China-WHO investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, urges WHO to reconsider transmission methods of Sars-CoV-2, saying it could be transmitted from humans or animals to objects and objects back to humans. Photo: AP Photo
Liang Wannian, the Chinese co-leader of the joint China-WHO investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, urges WHO to reconsider transmission methods of Sars-CoV-2, saying it could be transmitted from humans or animals to objects and objects back to humans. Photo: AP Photo
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