11:22 GMT27 February 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An expert World Health Organization (WHO) team that has spent the last four weeks in the Chinese city of Wuhan investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease is expected to brief the media on Tuesday.

    The WHO team is set to present its findings at a press conference beginning at 08:00 GMT at the Hilton Optics Valley Hotel in Wuhan, China, according to a media advisory published by the global health body on Monday evening.

    During their visit to Wuhan - the world's first COVID-19 hotspot - WHO experts toured the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Huanan market where the first known cases were identified and a hospital where COVID-19 patients were treated.

    Participants in the WHO visit spent 14 days in quarantine upon their arrival in the Chinese city, one month ago.

    Vladimir Dedkov, a Russian expert participating in the WHO mission, told Sputnik this past week that it was unlikely the disease could have been sourced at Wuhan's virology institute.

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