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Coronavirus

WHO experts head to China for study on COVID origins

'Best place to start is Wuhan,' senior official says

A vendor wearing a face mask holds clothing items for sale at a street stall on Jianghan Road in Wuhan, Hubei province on June 8.   © Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) -- The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that experts from the global body would travel to China at the weekend to prepare a study of the origins of the novel coronavirus and how it jumped from animals to humans.

"The best place to start is clearly where the disease emerged in humans first, and where the disease emerged in humans first, where the first clusters of atypical pneumonia occurred, was in Wuhan," Dr Mike Ryan head of the WHO's emergencies program, told a news briefing in Geneva.

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