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‘Need to know origin of coronavirus, don’t politicise probe’: WHO chief Tedros

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World Well being Organisation (WHO) Director-Normal Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday urged leaders to not politicise the hunt for the origins of the novel coronavirus because it is not going to assist in unearthing the reality of the virus.

Addressing a press briefing, Tedros mentioned that the WHO will begin the research from Wuhan and based mostly on the findings, it’ll discover “if there are different avenues”.

“We’re doing all the pieces to make it possible for we all know the origin. Some have been politicising this. Our place may be very clear that we’ll begin the research from Wuhan, know what has occurred there and based mostly on findings, to discover if there are different avenues,” he mentioned.

Reiterating WHO’s place, he mentioned, “I wish to guarantee you that the WHO’s place may be very very clear. We have to know the origin of this virus as a result of it might probably assist us to forestall future outbreaks.”

He additional mentioned that final week the world noticed the primary decline within the newly-reported circumstances of coronavirus since September because of the lower in circumstances in Europe.

This, he mentioned, was because of the effectiveness of adverse however essential measures put in place in latest weeks. Whereas congratulating the world for the “welcoming information”, he additionally warned that folks nonetheless must be cautioned as “features can simply be misplaced”.

“That is welcome information, nevertheless it should be interpreted with excessive warning. Beneficial properties can simply be misplaced, and there was nonetheless a rise in COVID-19 circumstances in most different areas of the world and a rise in deaths,” he mentioned.

“That is no time for complacency, particularly with the vacation season approaching in lots of cultures and international locations. All of us wish to be along with the folks we love throughout festive intervals. However being with household and associates isn’t value placing them or your self in danger,” Tedros mentioned.

With just some days left for celebrations like Christmas and New Yr, the WHO chief mentioned, “Even when we won’t rejoice as regular this 12 months, make a plan to rejoice with your loved ones and associates as soon as it is secure to take action. The Covid-19 pandemic will finish – and all of us have a component to play in ending it.”

“The Covid-19 pandemic will change the best way we rejoice, nevertheless it does not imply we won’t rejoice. The modifications you make will rely upon the place you reside. At all times comply with your native or nationwide tips,” he added.

The worldwide Covid-19 tally has touched 63 million.

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