WHO experts who arrived in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the first coronavirus outbreak occurred in December 2019, found “important evidence” regarding the role of one of the city’s seafood markets in the spread of the infection.
This was stated by one of the members of the delegation, zoologist Peter Dashak, reports Bloomberg.
The clues were found during a survey of the Huanan Seafood Market. Despite the fact that it was closed immediately after the detection of cases of infection, the market “is practically intact,” Dashak said.
“People left in a hurry, they left the equipment, they left the dishes, they left the evidence of what was going on, and this is what we looked at,” he shared.
It is noted that a group of 14 people worked together with Chinese experts in order to “examine the real evidence of what happened”.
According to the expert, what he saw in the market already says that there are “some real clues about what happened.” The expert hoped that the WHO team would be able to provide a solid explanation of the causes of the COVID-19 outbreak in China by the end of the trip. Dashak added that he does not want to “go into details of what it will be or in which direction it points.”