What role Wuhan market played in pandemic still unknown: WHO

WHO expert on food safety and zoonotic viruses says it's not clear if it was the source, an amplification setting or just coincidence

A wholesale market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan played a role in the outbreak of the novel coronavirus last year, as the source or possibly as an "amplifying setting", WHO says, calling for more research.

Chinese authorities shut down the market in January as part of efforts to halt the spread of the virus and ordered a temporary ban on trade and consumption of wildlife.

Dr Peter Ben Embarek, a WHO expert on food safety and zoonotic viruses, said the market clearly played a role

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