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WHO 'disappointed' in China for delaying entry of experts

Tedros reiterates importance of completing coronavirus probe

People wait to buy food at a market in Wuhan, China, where WHO investigators will study how the coronavirus spread.    © Reuters

PARIS -- The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday he was "very disappointed" that China has held up a team of experts from entering the country to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Today we learned that Chinese officials have not yet finalized the necessary permissions for the team's arrival in China," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva. "I'm very disappointed with this news."

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