China has also denied allegations by former US President Donald Trump that the virus originated in a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
As the World Health Organization (WHO) began investigating the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China said it was wrong to speculate about the virus and to be biased. On Thursday, a WHO group came out of the hotel to investigate the city after a two-week isolation in Wuhan, China.
China has warned of speculation and politically-inspired news about the virus’s origins. The WHO team includes 14 international scientists. They were kept in isolation in a hotel in Wuhan for 14 days. During the month-long campaign, the team will explore all possibilities, including coronavirus, bats and pangolins.
Several WHO experts revealed this with a sigh of relief at the end of the isolation period. “I passed,” tweeted Marion Coupons, a Verson scientist at Erasmus University Medical Center. “Congratulations,” wrote Peter Ben Ambarek, WHO chief and WHO veterinarian.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in Beijing that the team of experts would hold talks with Chinese experts. China also denied former President Donald Trump’s allegations, saying the virus originated in a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.