Two WHO experts heading to Wuhan tested positive for COVID-19

Last Updated: Thursday, 14 January 2021 (17:41 IST)
Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that two experts from its international team, were due to go to China's to study the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, tested positive for IgM antibodies and are currently being retested in Singapore.

Earlier in the day, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the situation, that denied entry to two WHO experts, as they tested positive during transit.
 
“The international team of 13 scientists examining the origins of the virus that causes #COVID19 arrived in Wuhan, #China, today. The experts will begin their work immediately during the 2 weeks quarantine protocol for international travellers. Two scientists are still in #Singapore completing tests for #COVID19. All team members had multiple negative PCR and antibody tests for in their home countries prior to traveling. They were tested again in #Singapore and were all negative for PCR. But two members tested positive for IgM antibodies. They are being retested for both IgM and IgG antibodies,” the WHO wrote on Twitter. (UNI)