WHO chief: Novel coronavirus "happened naturally"


Photo taken in Brussels, Belgium on Aug. 6, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attending an online press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

GENEVA, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated the natural origin of the novel coronavirus.

"The virus has happened naturally," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday at a media briefing on COVID-19.

"WHO believes in science and evidence and that's why we say science, solutions and solidarity," he said.

Many studies on the origin of the virus have overwhelmingly showed that the virus, or SARS-CoV-2, originated naturally rather than from any institution.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

64% readers found this article insightful

Next In World

UK worried about Navalny's safety after Russia detains him, minister says
Navalny's lawyers say they have not been granted access to him
UK demands Russia release Navalny after 'appalling' arrest
German health minister calls for further efforts to contain spread of coronavirus
Swiss ski resort St Moritz quarantines hotels, shuts schools to contain COVID variant
After Twitter banned Trump, election misinformation online plunged dramatically
Saudis vowed to stop executing minors; some death sentences remain, rights groups say
Japan PM Suga: Will exhaust all means to protect pandemic-hit medical system
Shift to renewable energy eases key environmental burdens, EU says
Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 7,141 - RKI

Stories You'll Enjoy