China Has Not Yet Agreed To Who'S Participation In The COVID-19 Investigation
The Chinese side has not yet given a positive response to the proposal of the World Health Organization (WHO) to join the investigation into the occurrence of the COVID-19 coronavirus, said WHO representative in China Goden Galea.
In an interview with Sky News, the official said that the WHO made such offers to the "state health Committee of China and the authorities," but did not receive an invitation.
He said: "We know that a national investigation is underway, but we have not been invited to join at this stage."
"It is very important to identify the sources of the virus. The point is that we need to know as much as possible to prevent a repeat of this," Galea said, noting that he sees no reason for China to refuse.
According to the WHO representative, the organization also did not get access to the records of two Wuhan laboratories that study viruses.
"From all the evidence available, WHO colleagues in our three-tier system are convinced that the virus originated in Wuhan, but it is a natural, not an artificial virus," Galea added.
On the eve of the Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Yue Yucheng in an interview with NBC said that China supports broad international cooperation in the study of the origins of the COVID-19 coronavirus. At the same time, Yue Yucheng opposed "China being in the dock without any evidence of guilt."