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WHO specialists visited the market in Wuhan

As it became known to the media, a group of experts from the World Health Organization studying the origins of the coronavirus pandemic visited a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, from where the virus began to spread.

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) were spotted in sections of the Wuhan Baishazhou Market, the city's largest seafood market. Chinese officials and staff from local health facilities have been there along with WHO representatives. Among those who visited Wuhan were specialists in the fields of veterinary medicine, virology, food safety, and epidemiology. They visited two hospitals that received the first patients with coronavirus infection, and also examined a museum exhibition dedicated to the history of the pandemic since its first stages.

It is noted that WHO specialists arrived in Wuhan in mid-January. Their goal is to investigate the origin of the coronavirus. After the 14-day quarantine ended, they got to work.

The WHO mission has taken on a political connotation, as Beijing expects to avoid accusations of possible mistakes in actions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. Representatives of the organization will remain in the PRC for another two weeks.

We will remind, at the end of 2019, the Chinese authorities informed WHO that an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin began in Wuhan. It turned out that the causative agent of the disease was the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19. Wuhan, which first took the hit of the pandemic, was closed for 76 days. Quarantine from the city was lifted on April 8, 2021. In March, WHO announced the situation with the coronavirus as a pandemic and a global emergency.

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