WHO chief assessed original laboratory version of coronavirus

Trace of a novel coronavirus pandemic that has spread from China

The Director General of the World Organization of the health, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he admits the possibility of a laboratory leak of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, reports RIA Novosti.

According to him, from China there was not enough “transparency and cooperation” in the early stages of the investigation into the origin of the agent pathogenic. The WHO chief stressed that all assumptions should be considered.

“ There have been some difficulties with the exchange of data, especially raw data … we hope the next step will be better cooperation & # 39; & # 39; , & hyphen ; He explained.

Gebreyesus recalled that at least 174 million people have contracted the coronavirus infection, and 3.75 million have died from its consequences.

At the end of 2019, the PRC reported an outbreak of the disease. caused by a new type of coronavirus. It was registered in Wuhan City, located in Hubei Province. On March 11, the WHO announced the & nbsp; COVID-19 pandemic around the world. & Nbsp; On March 29, China & nbsp; announced the end of the coronavirus epidemic.

On December 31, 2020, it became known that the PRC & nbsp; for the first time & nbsp; identified a & nbsp; patient, infected with the British strain of coronavirus. & nbsp;

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