WHO team starts COVID-19 investigation mission in Wuhan after completing 14-day quarantine

Last Updated: Thursday, 28 January 2021 (16:05 IST)
Beijing: The team of experts dispatched by the World Health Organization to began their mission to investigate the origins of on Thursday, after they were allowed to leave the hotel in which they had been quarantined for 14 days upon their arrival.

A couple of members of the team, including virologist Marion Koopmans and zoologist Peter Daszak, shared pictures of themselves completing the 14-day quarantine requirement from the Chinese authorities on their Twitter accounts.
 
The WHO team arrived in 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)