It is “extremely unlikely” COVID-19 originated from a laboratory leak in WuhanThe 114 specific postal codes designated as hot spots can start booking their shots at 8 a.m., ChinaThe variant of concern that launched Wave 3 after starting to become dominant in January., an expert with the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
The team of experts sent by the WHO to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city also said they found no evidence of an outbreak related to the virus in the city prior to 2019.
Giving an update on their findings the day before they depart China, Peter Ben Embarek from the WHO delegation said the picture they had of the situation before their investigation had not changed dramatically.
But he dismissed the theory pushed by the Trump administration in the US that a laboratory incident at the virology institute was behind the outbreakvaccine_hesitancy, saying it was “extremely unlikely to explain the introduction of the virus to the human population”.
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