China UN envoy says no intl virus source probe before pandemic over

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06 maj 2020, 11.59

China will not prioritise inviting international experts in to investigate the source of COVID-19 until after the pandemic is beaten, Beijing's ambassador to the UN in Geneva said Wednesday.

"The top priority, for the time being, is to focus on the fight against the pandemic until we win the final victory," Chen Xu told reporters in an online briefing.

"For whether or how the invitation will take place, we need to have the right priority setting at this moment, and on the other hand, we need the right atmosphere."