The World Health Organization (WHO) called on everyone countries To detect information They have assets around of COVID-19, following US claims of Lab leak in China.
FBI Director Christopher Wray told Fox News Television on Tuesday that the FBI has now assessed the source of The COVID-19 pandemic “was most likely a possible laboratory accident in Wuhan”.
the first infections with the new Corona virus has been recorded in Late 2019 in Chinese city that hosts a virus research Lab.
Chinese officials angrily denied the FBI’s allegation, calling it smear campaign against Beijing.
“If any country has information about assets of Pandemic, it’s essential for that information to be a subscriber with WHO and international scientific community, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“Not to assign blame but to enhance our understanding of how This epidemic started so that we can prevent and prepare for and post on future Epidemics and epidemics.
The World Health Organization has not abandoned any plans to identify assets of COVID-19 pandemic.”
WHO urges transparency
In 2021, the United Nations health agency set up Scientific advisory group for assets of Novel pathogens (SAGO) to consider their origins of epidemic.
The World Health Organization continues call for China to be transparent in Sharing data and conducting necessary investigations f share The results,” Tedros said, adding that he has written and spoken to top Chinese leaders on Multiple occasions.
Until then, all hypotheses on assets of virus remain on Table.”
But he added This politicization of the research of The origin was making the flag work The hardest – and world Less secure result.
The comments from the FBI chief followed a report earlier this week by the US Department of Defense of Energy determined that a Chinese laboratory leak was likely cause of COVID-19 outbreak.
Section works with a network of national laboratories, including some participants in advanced biological research. Other agencies within the CIA community We believe the virus appeared naturally.
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Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO COVID-19 Technical Officer leadsaid the World Health Organization arrived out to the United States mission in Geneva for more information.
So far, however, they have not access for data on on which the US reports were based, Van Kerkhove said, who He is an infectious disease epidemiologist.
“He. She remains vital that information shared, “to help move Scientific studies forwardshe added.
Tedros said there was a moral imperative to find out how the epidemic began, for in order to of the millions who Those who lost their lives due to COVID-19 and those who are living with Long COVID-19.
More than 6.8 million deaths due to COVID-19 and more 758 million confirmed cases have been reported to the World Health Organization, which acknowledges that true The death toll is far away higher.