In Search of the Origin of COVID-19: Experts Visit Wuhan Market | Digital Trends Spanish
How is it that the virus that caused the current health emergency spread so fast? To find possible answers, a team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), which investigates the origin of the pandemic, visited Huanan for an hour, the fish market in Wuhan, China.
The place is recognized because the new coronavirus was initially detected there, of which there are already several variants around the world. However, Chinese diplomats and state media have stated that they do not believe that the market is the starting point of the coronavirus.
What is Huanan continues to play an important role in tracing the origins of the virus because it was the point at which the first group of cases was identified.
There was no response from the WHO team to questions from journalists gathered at the market entrance. Before its closure at the beginning of last year, people flocked to the different sections, where everything from meat to vegetables was sold.
In a WHO Twitter post on January 28, it was said that the group of experts completed its two-week quarantine in Wuhan, while its plans include visiting hospitals, laboratories and markets, as well as meetings with the former. COVID-19 patients.
“All hypotheses are on the table as the team follows the science of their work to understand the origins of the virus,” added the international health body.
In accordance with NBC NewsThe investigation led by the WHO has been plagued by delays and disputes between China and the United States.