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China allowed American specialists to join the World Health Organization (WHO) delegation in studying the new coronavirus. The expert group will probably go to China this week. This was reported by the Hill newspaper with reference to a representative of the US Department of Health and Social Services.
"China has accepted the US proposal to include the expert group in the WHO mission to China to study and control the virus. WHO in Geneva today (3 February 2020) presented China with a full list of experts, which included our experts. WHO is now awaiting China's response to this list," the agency said.
The national composition of the delegation is not specified. It is noted that earlier the Chinese authorities rejected the U.S. offers of assistance in the fight against coronavirus, criticizing the decision of Washington to prohibit entry into the country almost all categories of foreign nationals who have recently visited China, in order to prevent the spread of infections.