WHO director general insists China should uncover Covid origin out of ‘respect’ for millions of dead

WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom
WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus suggested that Beijing had not cooperated fully as he urged more 'transparency' in the continuing investigation/AFP via Getty Images

According to Daily mail, the head of the WHO insisted the theory that Covid emerged from a Wuhan lab has not been ruled out. He said China should help solve covid origin out of respect for millions who have died. WHO 

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus suggested that Beijing had not cooperated fully as he urged more ‘transparency’ in the continuing investigation, Daily mail reported.

There has been mounting controversy over how the virus first emerged – whether through animal contact at a ‘wet’ market in Wuhan or leakage from a highly secure research laboratory in the same city as some have suggested.

Daily mail added China says it is not responsible for the pandemic and has dismissed conspiracy theories about the disease being manmade.

Asked whether the possibility of a lab leak was still on the table, Dr Tedros told a G7 summit briefing that currently ‘every hypothesis should be open’.

He said at least 174 million people were confirmed as having contracted the disease so far and 3.75 million had died.

‘I think the respect these people deserve is knowing what the origin of this virus is so that we can prevent it from happening again,’ he added. WHO 

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Source: Daily mail
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