Wednesday 6 January 2021 / 6:37 PM Coronavirus / Foreign Policy / Stephen Kinnock

Stephen Kinnock responds to WHO officials being denied entry to Wuhan

Stephen Kinnock MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Asia and the Pacific, responding to WHO officials being denied entry to Wuhan, said:

“To defeat this virus and ensure our preparedness for future pandemics it is vital that scientists have the opportunity to develop our understanding of Covid-19 and its origins.

“Scientists from the World Health Organisation who are currently being denied entry to Wuhan must be granted urgent access. Any further delay risks undermining the global fight against Covid-19, as well as hindering the progress needed to protect the world from the threat of future pandemics.

“The Chinese government must take all necessary steps to facilitate the immediate and unrestricted access of WHO officials to Wuhan, and play its part in the global effort to overcome this crisis.”