On Friday India termed World health organisation (WHO) Global study of the origin of Covid-19 which has caused more than three million deaths worldwide as an “important first step” and stressed the need for next stage studies to reach robust conclusion.
In response to media queries ministry of affair Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said to follow of the WHO report and further studies deserve the “understanding and cooperation” of all.
New Delhi’s response comes amid reports that the WHO is expected to restudy the “dominant theory” that the SARS-CoV-2 probably originated and spread across the world from China’s Wuhan lab.
According to CNN, previously overlooked Chinese data on extensive screening of animals for coronavirus around the time the pandemic erupted is among several areas identified for further study by WHO scientists investigating the origins of the virus, as per a source.
The records are contained in a nearly 200-page annexe posted alongside the WHO panel’s March report that received little attention among global experts at the time. However, no date has been set to return to China.
On February 2 ,2021 for the investigation of origin of Covid -19. WHO investigating team visited the Hubei Centre for animal diseases control and prevention in Wuhan. But subsequently, reports have emerged that a month before the first cases of covid-19 were reported some workers of the Wuhan Institute of Virology were seriously ill in 2019. But China rubbished those charges.
On Wednesday US president Biden ordered the Us intelligence agencies to investigate the emergences of the deadly pandemic and report back to him in 90 days.