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Data withheld from WHO team probing Covid-19 origins in China - Tedros

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COVID-19 | Data was withheld from World Health Organisation (WHO) investigators who travelled to China to research the origins of the coronavirus epidemic, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.

The United States, European Union and other Western countries immediately called for China to give "full access" to independent experts of all data about the original outbreak in late 2019.

In its final report, written jointly with Chinese scientists, a WHO-led team that spent four weeks in and around Wuhan in January and February said the virus had probably been transmitted from bats to humans through...

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