WHO urges China to release all its COVID-19 origins data, amid evidence raccoon dogs were infected with the virus

The health body's researchers also say they cannot rule out the possibility that the virus emerged from a lab
Australian Associated Press

WHO advisers have urged China to release all information related to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic after fresh findings were briefly shared on an international database used to track pathogens.

New sequences of the SARS-CoV-2 virus as well as additional genomic data based on samples taken from a live animal market in Wuhan back in 2020 were briefly uploaded to the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (GSAID) database by Chinese researchers earlier this year.