MOSCOW, 1 may – RIA Novosti. Chinese authorities have refused requests from the world health organization (who) to participate in the investigation as to the occurrence of a new type of coronavirus, said the who representative in China Fit Galea.

According to the doctor, who is very important to know the circumstances of the appearance of coronavirus to prevent another similar case.

He also noted that the Chinese authorities have not provided who can access documents in two Virology laboratories in Wuhan – the epicenter of the spread of coronavirus.

According to him, who no doubt is natural and not artificial origin of the virus. “However, laboratory records should be part of any full report of any complete research on the history of the origin of (virus),” added Galea.

the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest world health organization, worldwide there have been about 3.1 million cases, more than 217 thousand people died.

Current data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.