The New Paper

February 1, 2021

WHO researchers begin investigation into coronavirus origins

A team of World Health Organization researchers began their investigation into the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China over the weekend. The team arrived in January (and underwent a two-week quarantine) following months of negotiations between the WHO and China. The group includes researchers from nine countries (including the US, Germany, Japan, Russia, and the UK). 

More context: The coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan in late 2019.
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