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7/22, 8:03 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China rebuffs WHO's plans to visit virus leak lab again

Chinese National Health Commission Vice Minister Zeng Yixin stated on Thursday that Beijing is rejecting the World Health Organization's request to revisit the laboratory COVID-19 leaked from.

"This phase 2 study of origin tracing is both disrespectful to common sense and contrary to science in some aspects. There is no way that we accept such an origin tracing study proposal," Zeng stated. "For this point, I could sense the disrespect for common sense and the arrogance towards science that the programme reveals."

Earlier this month, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged China to cooperate better on the institution's probe into the origins of the virus.

Breaking the News / JR