Nearly a year into the pandemic, the world still doesn't know where the new coronavirus originated from and experts are warning we may never have a full picture of how the pandemic began.
Two members of the team tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies while in transit and were kept behind in Singapore. The 13 other members of the team will quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival.
"I have been in contact with senior Chinese officials, and I have once again made it clear that the mission is a priority for WHO and the international team," the director said.
The WHO official's comments come as U.S. airports recorded their busiest day of the pandemic over the weekend.
The head of the WHO emergencies program said the COVID pandemic is "a wake-up call," as COVID variants from the U.K. and South Africa that are thought to be more transmissible appeared in new countries.
The Biden administration must insist that the WHO act against its pro-China bias and initiate a credible, transparent investigation into the origin of the virus and China's responsibility for it.
"Proof of vaccination can be important at the individual level and for sectors other than health," a spokesperson for the WHO tells Newsweek.
Only 15 percent said the U.S. did a good job of handling the coronavrius outbreak.
China's "numbers seem to be a little bit on the light side," President Donald Trump said in April, "and I'm being nice when I say that."
Dr. Michael Ryan previously spoke about the team of scientists traveling to Wuhan, China, who will be investigating how the virus spread.
"As the Bible says, we need to obey God rather than man. A pastor has a responsibility to keep his church safe, but also to keep it open," Jeffress told Fox Business Sunday.
Many of the infection-free countries closed their borders to all foreign travelers from the early stages of the pandemic.
There are currently 47 vaccine candidates under clinical evaluation worldwide, while 155 candidates are at the pre-clinical evaluation level.
Anders Tegnell warned young people could die of COVID-19 if the strategy were attempted.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows recently said the U.S. is "not going to control the pandemic," but instead focus on "mitigation areas" such as vaccines and therapeutics.
John Oliver has slammed Donald Trump's plans to cut ties with the World Health Organization on Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight."
Weekly new cases in Sweden rose for six consecutive weeks since the week commencing August 31, according to the World Health Organization.
Scientists advocating the herd immunity met with White House officials last week
Fauci has taken issue with a Trump campaign ad suggesting he approves of the White House response to the pandemic.
WHO officials have said throughout the pandemic that lockdowns should not be the only approach taken by countries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Jeremy Faust of Boston's Brigham And Women's Hospital told Newsweek he had his doubts about the Chinese government's reliability, but when it came to the U.S. and China's coronavirus responses, "they did better."
World Health Organization officials announced Monday that 10 percent of the world's population has likely been infected with coronavirus.
Evidence of COVID-19 exposure was found to be more prevalent among the urban population than in the rural areas of India.
The U.S., Brazil and India are among the countries with the most COVID-19 deaths to date.
Between late January and late March total cases in the country jumped from six to more than 86,000.
The U.S. has more total confirmed cases than the total reported in Europe, according to the latest report from the World Health Organization.
North Dakota health officials confirmed a new record for active coronavirus cases in the state on Monday, making it the highest rate of infections of any state in the country over this period.
World Health Organization expert Dr. Mike Ryan said the chances of catching the coronavirus are high.