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Wuhan Still Not in WHO Official Visit Plan Despite Beijing Claims


WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Archives)

The inspectors from the global health organisation will most likely not be allowed to visit Wuhan. It is not in their itinerary.

Experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China this week for a long-anticipated investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Monday.

But their visit can turn another deception orchestrated by Chinese Communist Party which has done everything to hide the source of the virus and rejected to share its original strain with Western scientists. These policies have impeded the Western efforts to produce effective vaccine and a treatment for the sick.

The low-level Beijing bureaucrats tried to tell that the experts will fly from Singapore to Wuhan on January 14. It was the claim of the foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian during the news briefing in Beijing on Tuesday.

However, CCP did not include Wuhan, the city where the virus originated, in the itinerary for the visit of the WHO specialists. There was no sign that Ms Zhao said the truth.

According to the WHO, the experts will arrive on Thursday and meet with Chinese counterparts, the National Health Commission said in a one-sentence statement that gave no other details.

Negotiations for the visit have long been underway. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed disappointment last week over delays, saying that members of the international scientific team departing from their home countries had already started on their trip as part of an arrangement between the WHO and the Communist China.

Beijing's regime has strictly controlled all research at home into the origins of the virus, an Associated Press investigation found, while state-owned media have played up fringe theories that suggest the virus could have originated elsewhere.

The AP investigation found that the Chinese Communist Party is handing out hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to scientists researching the virus’ origins in southern China. But it is monitoring their findings and mandating that the publication of any data or research must be approved by a new task force managed by Communist China’s Cabinet, under direct orders from First Secretary of CCP Xi Jinping, according to internal documents obtained by the AP.

The obsession with secrecy has delayed warnings about the pandemic, blocked the sharing of information with the WHO, and hampered early testing.

Prime Minister Morrison's government and the governments of the other countries have called for an independent investigation into the origins of the virus, prompting angry responses from Beijing regime which followed with series of ban on the various Australian exports effectively nearly halting trade.


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