Politicizing COVID-19 origins study creates obstacles for saving lives: spokesperson

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Special: Battle Against Novel Coronavirus

The United States’ attempts to politicize the COVID-19 origins study have seriously undermined international cooperation and created difficulties and obstacles for fighting the virus and saving lives worldwide, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.

Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks in response to recent comments by Michael Ryan, the executive director of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, that the whole process of origin tracing is being poisoned by politics.

China has always believed that the study of COVID-19 origins is a scientific issue that should not be politicized, said Wang.

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