A World Health Organization (WHO) team due to investigate the
origins of Covid-19 in the city of Wuhan has been denied entry to
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was “very
disappointed” that China had not yet finalised the permissions for
the team’s arrivals “given that two members had already begun
their journeys and others were not able to travel at the last
“I have been assured that China is speeding up the internal
procedure for the earliest possible deployment,” he told reporters
in Geneva on Tuesday, explaining that he had been in contact with
senior Chinese officials to stress “that the mission is a priority
for WHO and the international team”.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told the BBC
“there might be some misunderstanding” and “there’s no need to
read too much into it”.
“No need to read too much into it.” I like that. We can use that for everything related to the Chinese government, whose behavior throughout this whole pandemic has been perfectly normal, and not at all suggestive of a serious cover-up.