Specialists from the World Health Organization (WHO) will go to China to look for the source of the coronavirus.
According to him, the experts are likely to go to Wuhan, where the virus was first reported. The scientist noted that the WHO mission does not intend to find out who is to blame for the spread of the epidemic. Lendertz stressed that they will try to understand what happened and how this information can be used to prevent a pandemic in the future.
It is noted that scientists will study samples that were collected before the epidemic to determine whether the virus was circulating before it spread to China. Experts will also examine the seafood market in Wuhan, where the coronavirus may have been transmitted from animal to human.
Earlier, the WHO said a new strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus found in the United Kingdom, which originated from a mutation, is more contagious. David Nabarro, WHO Special Envoy for the Global Control of COVID-19, stressed that this strain is probably no more dangerous than the others, so no radical changes in priorities and methods of controlling the epidemic are expected because of it.