China rejects WHO plan to further investigate Covid-19 origin

Jul 22, 2021 - City AM

A senior Chinese health official rejected the next stage of a World Health Organisation investigation into the origin of Covid-19, which plans to audit labs and markets in the city of Wuhan.

Zeng Yixin, vice-minister of the National Health Commission, said in a press conference in Beijing that he was taken aback by a hypothesis listed on the WHO plan that a violation of laboratory protocols caused the virus to leak from a Chinese laboratory during research.

“We will not accept su...