The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said at a press conference on Friday that all assumptions in the organization’s investigation about the origin of Covid-19 remain open.
An investigation team led by the World Health Organization in China announced this week that it is no longer continuing to examine the issue of whether the virus has leaked from a laboratory, which the team considered highly unlikely. The United States said it would study the findings of the investigation team’s mission.
Tedros said, “Some questions have been raised about whether some assumptions have been excluded. But after speaking with some of the team members, I would like to emphasize that all assumptions are still on the table and require further analysis and study.“.
The team said that its basic assumptions are that the virus originated from a bat, although there are several possible scenarios for how it could spread to humans, possibly infecting another group of animals.