The Chinese government has ruled out a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and asked not to “politicize” the studies at the beginning of the pandemic, which is theoretically located in the city of Wuhan. .
“We are against the politicization of tracing the origin of the virus,” Deputy Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu told a group of diplomats, according to the official press. With that in mind, he has doubted that the previous report, produced after a field visit agreed between WHO and Beijing, will be “abandoned”.
Chinese authorities say more than 70 countries support this first report, which doesn’t really clarify where or how the pandemic began. Ma, who has defended the transparency of his government, has stressed that any future analysis must be based on scientific, not political, criteria.
The head of the Chinese delegation in this work, Liang Wannian, has ruled out that the hypothesis of the leak of the virus from a laboratory can even be examined at this point and has instead advocated expanding the magnifying glass and focusing on others Countries with species SARS-CoV-2 could originate from and are linked to the Wuhan market.