PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (07): China, animal, origin, WHO experts mission

COVID-19 — China
China said Wednesday [6 Jan 2021] it was still negotiating with the World Health Organization [WHO] the dates and itinerary for a visit by international experts looking into origins of COVID-19, after the head of the agency criticized Beijing for not finalizing permissions for the mission.
China’s position on the hunt for the origins of the pandemic “has always been open and responsible,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing in Beijing. She said that China