China opposes WHO review

Chinese Vice Minister of Health Zeng Yixin said at a media conference on Thursday that he was “extremely surprised” by the move. He accused the WHO of “disregard for common sense and arrogance towards science”.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus demanded on Friday that laboratories in China should also be checked in the second stage of the examinations on the origin of the corona. “Audits of relevant laboratories and research facilities” should be a priority in the investigation, he said.