On Monday WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that we would do everything possible to find the animal origins of Covid-19, insisting that knowledge was vital to preventing future outbreaks.
He told the reporters: “We want to know the origin and we will do everything to know the origin.”
Tedros said: “WHO’s position is very, very clear. We need to know the origin of this virus, because it can help us prevent future outbreaks.”
He insisted the UN health agency was intent on getting to the bottom of the mystery, and urged critics who have accused it of handing the reins of the probe to China to stop politicising the issue.
On Monday, Tedros rejected criticism over lacking transparency on the probe, stressing that the names of the experts on the team and the terms of reference had been made public.
He said: “There is nothing to hide. We want to know the origin. I don’t want to have any confusion on that.”