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China Denied Two WHO Members Entry After Failed Covid-19 Tests: Report

  • Rest of team arrives in Wuhan to trace origin of virus
  • Global health body had criticized China for delaying trip
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WHO Scientists Arrive in Wuhan, Ground Zero for Covid-19
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The World Health Organization’s mission to trace the origins of Covid-19 got off to a rocky start on Thursday, with two members of the 15-person delegation denied entry to China after failing to clear health-screening procedures.

The two experts were stopped from boarding a plane to the city of Wuhan after testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies in blood-based serology tests during transit in Singapore, even though they tested negative for Covid-19 in swab tests, Dow Jones reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. The WHO later confirmed that two scientists were stuck in the city-state as video showed the others arriving in Wuhan around noon.