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WHO experts say Covid probably came from animals to humans, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Geneva: A team of international experts will announce details of the discoveries from the mission to China on Tuesday. This concluded that Covid-19 was probably passed from bats to humans via intermediate animals, but laboratory leaks were ruled out.

However, a report drafted by an international expert appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Chinese counterparts provides a definitive answer on how the new coronavirus has leapt into humans. I have not.

AFP has obtained a copy of the final report prior to its official announcement on Tuesday.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said international experts will hold a press conference on Tuesday at 1400 GMT to discuss findings, and all hypotheses about the origin of the pandemic remain unresolved and further investigation. Added that it is necessary.

In the 15 months since its inception, Covid-19 has killed more than 2.7 million people worldwide, forcing governments around the world to introduce restrictions that have hit the global economy.

Prior to meeting with world leaders, UN Prime Minister Antonio Guterres called for further debt relief for the poorest countries suffering from a pandemic economic collapse on Monday.

In the United States, there was good news about the progress of vaccine deployment, but President Joe Biden warned Americans that the fight was not over yet.

Meanwhile, Mexico has released new figures on excess mortality, suggesting that official coronavirus deaths (already the third highest in the world) are significantly underestimated.

Expert reports on the origin of Covid-19 add to the stagnation of publication delays and plague diplomatic controversies over WHO’s attempts to take experts to Wuhan, the city at the center of the first outbreak. So, I was born with a problem.

They finally arrived on January 14, more than a year after the first incident surfaced.

Experts believe that the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 disease is originally derived from bats.

The authors of the report determined that the most likely scenario was a direct leap into humans, without excluding other theories.

Beijing’s theory that the virus was imported into frozen foods rather than in China was judged “possible,” but very unlikely.

The allegations promoted by former President Donald Trump’s administration that the virus had escaped from the institute were determined to be “very unlikely.”

Meanwhile, UN Prime Minister António Guterres called for a “new debt mechanism” to help deteriorating countries by enabling options such as debt exchange, repurchase, and cancellation.

Addressing an online forum attended by dozens of global leaders, the pandemic described the world as “at risk of a debt crisis” and required “urgent action.”

“We need to change the rules,” he insisted.

He said the pandemic also “broke the lives” of millions of women and girls, reversing progress towards gender equality.

In the United States, the White House said 90 percent of adults are eligible for Covid-19 shots within three weeks.

But in a television speech, Biden warned the world’s deadliest country, “Our work isn’t over yet. The war with Covid-19 is far from victorious.”

He condemned the reckless behavior of some people who ignored the measurement of social distance.

New government data from Mexico showed that it recorded 294,287 Covid-19 deaths-much more than previously recorded, and the third highest in the world after Brazil and the United States.

In Britain on Monday, the government allowed small groups to gather and resume sporting activities, so people rushed to pools and parks to enjoy the newly discovered freedoms.

“I haven’t been swimming since January 5th, so I was excited to go back and back in the water,” swimmer Jessica Walker said in a pool in London.

The country is also preparing for the FA Cup semi-final soccer match in April as a test run to resume a major event.

Johnson & Johnson has announced a contract with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to bring relief to the African continent.

Starting in the third quarter of this year, AVAT has signed a contract with J & J’s subsidiary Janssen Pharma to provide the first 220 million single dose vaccines.

With EU approval already in pocket, US pharmaceutical companies will also begin shipping in Europe on April 19.

This block lags far behind the UK in vaccine deployment.

Due to the increase in the number of cases in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has panicked the leaders of the provinces of the country, including her own party colleagues, for failing to reintroduce the restrictions.

In neighboring France, President Emmanuel Macron may announce new measures this week as partial closure of intensive care units failed to maintain the number of intensive care units below the peak of the second wave.

Meanwhile, leaders from 23 countries, including Merkel and Macron, the EU and WHO, supported the promotion of a new global treaty to better prepare the world for future pandemics.

The manufacturer of the Sputnik V vaccine, developed in Russia, has also signed a contract with a Chinese company to inoculate more than 60 million doses because of the “increasing demand” for the drug.

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