The World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson stressed the need for all countries to cooperate in the investigation of the origins of COVID-19.
WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said at a press briefing that “this is not about politics or a battle of responsibility” when asked about China’s rejection of the WHO’s proposed second-stage investigation into the origins of COVID-19.
“In that sense, countries have a responsibility to really cooperate and work with the WHO in the spirit of partnership,” he said.
Earlier, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asked the Chinese authorities for transparency on the 16th, saying that the Wuhan laboratory should be included in the second phase of the investigation on the origin of COVID-19, and further research on the Wuhan market is needed. said.
However, Zeng Yi-xin, deputy director of the National Health Commission of China, said at a press conference on the 22nd that “We oppose the politicization of the investigation into the origin of COVID-19, and we cannot accept such a plan.