The international scientific team created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to determine the origin of the virus that caused the covid-19 pandemic will travel to China in January.
In the last 12 months, the coronavirus pandemic has caused drastic changes worldwide, and, without a doubt, daily life is different. Covid-19 has not only paralyzed economies, devastated communities, closed maritime, air, and land borders, confined billions of people to their homes, but also left 74,757,981 cases of contagion and 74,757,981 deaths.
It should be remembered that at the beginning of January 2020, the Chinese authorities announced that they had identified the new virus, which they called 2019-nCoV. On January 11, China announced the first death in Wuhan, the city that has been considered the epicenter of the disease. Later cases emerged in Asia, France, and the United States, until the coronavirus spread throughout the planet.
Clearly, Wuhan was one of the places hardest hit by the pandemic, even though it was one of the first to enact strict quarantine and implement strict biosafety and prevention protocols, to avoid the chain of contagion. However, it managed to accumulate approximately 50,340 cases of covid-19 and 3,869 deaths, but in turn, 46,471 people managed to overcome the virus.
Now, as several continents go through a second wave of the pandemic and more COVID-19 infections and deaths are recorded every day, life in Wuhan has returned to normal. Its people seek to make up for the lost time and, little by little, they have resumed their activities in different common spaces such as restaurants, night parties, mass gatherings, street food stalls, shopping, and in most cases without masks.
There is also the hope of an effective vaccine against the coronavirus that has arrived in its first doses.
“During the time of the pandemic, Wuhan looked like a dead city, but after it reopened, I had never seen so many people. Everyone wants to go out and have fun", “After experiencing the pandemic and then reopening it, I feel like I am experiencing a second life. I really want to value this moment because you never know when life comes to an end”, were the testimonies of two citizens consulted by the Reuters news agency.
They will investigate the origin of the coronavirus.
The international scientific team created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to determine the origin of the virus that caused the covid-19 pandemic will travel to China in January, as recently announced by the same organization. On October 30, the WHO announced that the mission had met for the first time telematically with Chinese experts, but no date was given for its trip, which aroused criticism.
On the other hand, although there are no details about this mission, WHO officials have said on several occasions that they want him to travel to Wuhan, considered the city in which covid-19 broke out, before seeing if there are clues that lead them to other places.