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WHO team visits Wuhan’s Huanan food market, likely origin of Covid-19

The WHO experts on Sunday this week had visited a market which is near the central China linked to the first known group Covid-19, looking for clues about the onset of the epidemic as many countries continue to tighten restrictions on stopping coronavirus.

France on Sunday closed its borders to non-European countries without a major expedition, a day after Germany imposed a ban on many travelers from countries affected by the new, infectious species of coronavirus.

The emergence of the new strains has also further complicated the war on the coronavirus, which had first appeared in the late year of 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan before opening the door to death and economic devastation worldwide.

A World Health Organization – WHO team visited the Huanan food market in Wuhan on Sunday as part of its work on a sensitive political campaign to investigate the origins of the epidemic.

Their visits are tightly regulated, and the WHO has already reduced expectations for finding the source of the virus, which is known to have infected more than 102 million people so far with the death of more than 2.2 million people.

Experts of the WHO did not take questions from reporters as they visited the market.

In recent days, Chinese authorities have insisted on a good history of heroism and decisive action against the virus.

But it has faced criticism at home and abroad for its handling of Wuhan’s first outbreak and the lack of transparency.

WHO team visits Wuhan's Huanan food market, likely origin of Covid-19
WHO team visits Wuhan’s Huanan food market, likely origin of Covid-19

– Multiple restrictions –

With mass vaccination programs which is still in its infancy and also against the supply, the unpopular restrictions on business, and travel remain among the few options that the governments have in the fight against the virus.

On Sunday, France closed its borders to all non-EU travelers except for those traveling on important trips, and closed major shopping centers, except those selling food; while Portuguese citizens will not be able to travel abroad without “significant cases” for two weeks.

Yesterday, Germany banned many travelers from countries fighting new strains of the virus that are believed to be highly contagious. The decision affects people from Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Brazil, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Even nations that have regained control of the region are warning of an uprising. The closure in Perth, Australia, was ordered after a security guard at a segregation hotel was found in his possession.

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said that their model is to deal with it very quickly and also efficiently.

Canada has announced that arriving passengers will have to split hotels separately at their own expense, flights stopping flights to southern destinations.

And in the United States, the worst-hit country in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a stricter order requiring people to wear a mask on almost every form of public transportation.

Experts say that this would depend on adherence to the wearing of masks and dissociation from the community, as well as the end of the holiday season.

But another feature identified by some experts is that – at least in some parts of the world – the virus is already hot on most people and is running out of vaccines.

Recent vaccines in many countries are stumbling due to a shortage of supplies, which has also provoked serious tensions between the EU and Britain.

The two are arguing over AstraZeneca-Oxford rifles, the company is adamant that it is not enough to move around due to production problems. Germany has threatened to take legal action against companies that do not deliver the required amount.

In less privileged areas of the world where people have not yet begun to vaccinate, people are striving to obtain life-sustaining services for themselves or their loved ones.

In Peru, where health services are on the verge of collapse and lack of resources, some have been forced to sleep on the streets of the capital Lima as they wait to fill their oxygen tanks with their loved ones fighting Covid-19 in hospital.

“We need (oxygen) for our family to survive,” said Yulitza Torres, 46, a transport worker.

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