Since November 2020, passengers flying to China must obtain negative results of IgM antibody test and PCR test before they can enter the country.
The organization stated that these scientists are being retested, and that they have been tested multiple times and found to be negative for the coronavirus, adding that those scientists who are able to travel to China “will start immediately in the two-week quarantine program. Work. For international travelers.”
At a regular press conference on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian stated that China will “strictly abide by relevant regulations and requirements on epidemic prevention, and provide corresponding support for WHO experts coming to China to carry out international cooperation in traceability of origin. And convenience. Viral.”
When asked about the refusal of entry for the two scientists, Zao Wou-ki declined to comment and directed the report to ask “relevant authorities.”
The national television station CGTN reported on Thursday that the WHO team “understood throat swabs and serum antibody tests at the airport” after arriving in the country.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adnan Gibriasus said: “I am very disappointed with this news.” “I have been in contact with senior Chinese officials, and I once again made it clear that this visit It is a priority for WHO and the international team.”
Tedros added that the World Health Organization is “eager to complete the task as soon as possible” and assured him that Beijing will speed up the “early deployment” internal procedures.
The deployment began this week because most of the teams have arrived in Wuhan, although they will be restricted when they complete the two-week mandatory quarantine.
Dutch virologist Marion Koopmans is the head of the Department of Virology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam and a member of the investigation team to China. At the beginning of this month, they are ready.
Koppmans said that when in China, they were not told of any taboos, and said that the team will work with Chinese colleagues, “check the data, talk to professionals, and summarize what has been done and what can be done. It is built on.”
She said that it is important to understand the origin of how the virus leap to mankind, because “no country is not at risk of disease. This is what we need to understand, and the whole world can be prepared.”
Koppmans said: “We really need to have patience instead of judgment. This is a meticulous job and it takes time.”
The United States and Australia took the lead in accusing China of handling the early stages of the pandemic, accusing Beijing of downplaying its severity and preventing an effective response until it is too late.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi praised China’s anti-pandemic efforts at home and abroad, saying that the country “launched an urgent global humanitarian campaign” and “helped to build a consensus on a global response to Covid-19”.
CNN Beijing provided the report.