China yet to finalise permissions for WHO expert team: Dr Tedros

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-general of World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is upset that Beijing has yet to provide the necessary access to team members investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Director-general of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was "very disappointed" with the last-minute bar on entry, in a rare castigation of Beijing from the United Nations body.

"Critical" mission "We were all operating on the on the understanding that the team would begin deployment today", he said, adding that two members of the team coming from far away had set off early Tuesday, before it became clear that the necessary approvals had not been received.

China on Wednesday acknowledged that there could be some "misunderstanding" between Beijing and the World Health Organisation (WHO) over granting timely permission to experts to visit the country to probe the origin of the coronavirus, even as it gave no indication about when it will allow them to come.

According to Ghebreyesus, the visit was developed together with Beijing and the World Health Organization head signaled that this mission is the priority for the WHO. Scientists have long said it is essential to find out how the virus jumped species into humans.

It seems odd that these desperate last-minute contacts with Chinese officials would be necessary, since China agreed to the inspection long ago, after months of heated negotiations and huge worldwide pressure, and the W.H.O. mission to Wuhan was announced with a great deal of global media fanfare a month ago.

Tanya Roberts dead a day after premature announcement
Roberts , who played a Bond girl in " A View to a Kill " alongside Roger Moore and also starred in " Charlie's Angels ", was 65. He continued: "Then about 90 seconds later her eyes rolled back in her head and she was out and I was just beside myself".

Authorities were doing their best to speed up preparations for the experts' visit, foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing in Beijing. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has also slammed the Chinese Communist Party for continuing to spread disinformation regarding COVID-19, and obstructing the World Health Organization investigation. "But there's no need to read too much into it", she said. Ghebreyesus says that he is "disappointed" that Chinese officials haven't finalized permissions for the arrival of a team of experts into China to examine origins of COVID-19.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison had also called for an investigation to trace the origins of COVID-19 and how it transmitted to humans.

"Geopolitics... put the world in this situation", she told AFP in an interview.

Marion Koopmans, a Dutch virologist who heads the Erasmus Medical Centre's Department of Viroscience in Rotterdam and is part of the investigation team heading to China, said that they were "ready to go".

China has sought to divert attention from Wuhan and has played up reports that the coronavirus had been found in waste water in such countries as Spain and Italy before the Wuhan outbreak.

Related News:



Most liked

Lava Mobiles Just Announced The World's First Customizable Phone
Lava has also announced the Z1 which has been designed and manufactured in India under the government's Make in India initiative. The Lava MyZ customisable phone will be available between Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 10,500, depending on the combination customers pick.

Late night hosts address Capitol riots: 'Today was terrorism'
This is what happens when there is no peaceful transition of power and there is bad leadership. It was a awful day in the history of this country", Kimmel continued.

The Weeknd Uses Botox Prosthetics In Music VideoGuardian Life
While promoting the song, he wore the same makeup and red suit, including during his "Saturday Night Live" performance in March.

Intel brings FaceID-like biometric authentication system to ATMs
Intel RealSense ID F450 Module, on the other hand, is available in a 10-pack and is priced at $750 (roughly Rs. 55,100). Apple also claimed that the likelihood of a random person unlocking the iPhone Face ID use is also one in a million.

Top China adviser reported among White House resignations after Capitol violence
The White House could not be immediately reached for comment on the three women's abrupt resignations. CNN also reported that several other staffers resigned from the White House on Wednesday.

AMD Ryzen Mobile Processor, New Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro
Lenovo's new AIO 7 makes use of AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 processors as well as integrated and or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards. In addition, the company is also introducing a Lenovo IdeaPad 4G/LTE, which this time comes with a Snapdragon 8c chip.

US Pharmacist Who Destroyed Vaccines Was "Conspiracy Theorist"
Experts say there is no evidence at all to suggest they alter human DNA, and millions have been inoculated using these vaccines. She added that, along with weapons in rental units, he was storing food in bulk and she no longer felt comfortable around him.

Saints Optimistic Alvin Kamara Will Return Against Bears
Haskins, 23, completed 148 of 241 pass attempts for 1,439 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. Regardless of Kamara's wild-card availability, the Saints should have the rest of their running backs active again.

Jets Seeking Coach For Entire Team
Joe Douglas' to-do list this offseason is massive - and so is the climb the New York Jets need to make to reach respectability. Adam Gase was sacked Sunday night after going 9-23 in two years, marked by the team's franchise-worst 0-13 start this season.

Many Players, Coaches Were Outraged By Benching Of Jalen Hurts
Head coach Stefanski steered the Browns to an 11-5 record in his first season in charge, good enough to clinch a Wild Card berth. However, considering no team in the NFC East finished with a winning record, the division should feel lucky they were allowed in.

Gold begins 2021 with almost 2% jump as United States dollar falters
Uncertainty over the vote in Georgia and concerns about the rise in coronavirus infections pushed Wall Street down on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.27%, the S&P 500 lost 1.49%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq dropped by 1.48%.

Jon Ossoff beats GOP Sen. Perdue, ripping Senate control from Republicans
A Republican-controlled Senate also would create a rougher path to confirmation for Biden's Cabinet picks and judicial nominees. President-elect Joe Biden promised a year ago to name a black woman to the Supreme Court, but declined to make a list public.

First lady Trump’s chief of staff resigns amid unrest
Also weighing a resignation is Chris Liddell, assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for policy coordination. The departure of the fluent Mandarin speaker comes at a time of high tension with Beijing.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail after avoiding extradition to US
A British judge denied the US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to America citing "mental health" issues. Assange's lawyer argued that his client has a family in the United Kingdom and thus there is no risk of escaping.

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.