Officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) officials are scheduled to be in Wuhan, China January 2021 to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mike Ryan, who is WHO’s top emergency expert, confirmed the journey to the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the first cases of COVID-19 were detected last December.

He told Reuters that, “We still don’t have a take-off date because we are working on the logistics around visas and flights. We do expect the team to be going there in the first week of January. There will be quarantine arrangements”.”The team will visit Wuhan, that’s the purpose of the mission. The point of the mission is to go to the original point at which human cases were detected. They’ll fully expect to do that,” he added.

WHO officials also said that three-quarters of cases were occurring in the Americas, and thanked Canada for committing to donate vaccine doses to other countries.

Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead on COVID-19, said the agency was in touch with South African researchers who identified a new variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus.

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