The WHO team arrived in Wuhan on January 14 on a mission to investigate the origins of COVID-19, as the Chinese city was the world's first epicenter when a cluster of new cases emerged in December 2019. However, they had to go through a 14-day quarantine in designated hotels after arriving in Wuhan, as all overseas travellers arriving in China were required to comply with such COVID-19 containment measures.
The WHO team boarded a bus after leaving the quarantine hotel on Thursday. They are expected to visit a local market that was associated with the first cluster of patients and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which studies coronaviruses that are similar to the one that caused COVID-19. (UNI)