China is ready to receive the World Health Organization (WHO) team of experts to investigate the origin of COVID-19, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday. of health.
China and WHO reached a consensus on the specific modalities of the investigation through four video conferences, Zeng Yixin, deputy head of the National Health Commission, told a press conference, adding that Chinese experts were waiting for their WHO counterparts.
Once WHO experts complete their procedures and finalize the schedule, Chinese experts will travel to Wuhan with them to conduct the investigation, Zeng continued.
He stressed that China’s position on the WHO investigation was positive, open, and encouraging, that the country hoped to see such joint efforts help to deepen understanding of the virus and better prevent infectious diseases in the world. to come up.