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WHO team visits Wuhan

WHO team visits Wuhan

WHO team visits sections of the Baishazhou market, a potential epicentre of the novel coronavirus and one of the largest wet markets in Wuhan. The international experts were surrounded by a large entourage of Chinese officials and representatives, Irish Examiner reports.

A WHO team is working in the Chinese city to find the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, which has been exploded in Wuhan in December 2019. The international experts have visited a market known to be the food distribution centre for the Chinese city of Wuhan during its lockdown.

The WHO professionals, with expertise in veterinarian, virology, food safety and epidemiology, have so far visited two hospitals at the centre of the early outbreak: Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital and the Hubei Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital.

As WHO’s Twitter reports, the experts shared the plans to visit hospitals and markets like the Huanan Seafood Market. The mission has become politically charged, as China seeks to avoid blame for alleged missteps in its early response to the outbreak.