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    This comes after earlier this month, a group of WHO experts signed an open letter which said that they did not have enough access for a proper investigation while visiting Wuhan, a Chinese city where the new coronavirus is believed to have originated in late 2019.

    Watch a live broadcast from Geneva, Switzerland, where the World Health Organisation (WHO) is giving a press conference on Tuesday, 30 March, following the publication of the report on the possible origins of the COVID-19 infection. 

    In January, the WHO sent a group of more than twenty scientists to Wuhan to investigate the origins of the coronavirus infection. Weeks later, the experts held a press conference, during which the deputy director of China's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and a member of the Chinese team said that experts agreed that it is "highly unlikely that the virus was leaked from a lab".

    However, earlier in March some of the experts published an open letter saying they "did not have the mandate, the independence, or the necessary accesses to carry out a full and unrestricted investigation" into all theories about the origins of COVID-19.

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