A World Health Organisation (WHO) team dispatched to visit Wuhan to trace the origins of coronavirus, visited the city on Monday. The probe pertains to ascertaining the start of the spread of Covid-19.
The team members visited the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan city. This market was the site of the coronavirus outbreak in 2020.
Moreover, scientists initially suspected the virus’s origins to be from wild animals sold in the market. The market has since been largely ruled out but it can provide hints to the spread of it, so widely.
In 2020 soon after the spread of coronavirus, Wuhan’s wet markets had come into the picture. These wet markets have the potential for the virus spread.
The team members are experts in veterinary medicine, virology, food safety and epidemiology. Furthermore, a single visit by scientists won’t be able to point out the main causes of the virus spread.
It takes a lot of examining in terms of genetic analysis, animal samples and other related epidemiological studies. Wuhan had become the epicentre for the outbreak in 2020.
Earlier, WHO also said that international travellers should not be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccines. The statement comes ahead of the shortage of the coronavirus vaccine jabs.
Frontline workers and vulnerable populations come first when it comes to vaccination drive in every country. However, the expert panel added that people in high-risk groups, planning to travel should be included in the vaccination drive.
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