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09:22 2021-01-14

China records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in Wuhan

Delegation arrives as China suffers growing outbreak of coronavirus in Hebei provinceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMainland China has reported its first Covid-19 death in eight months, as most of a team of experts from the World Health Organization landed in Wuhan to investigate the origins of the pandemic.Two members were stopped in Singapore after tests detected antibodies, while the rest of the delegation began quarantine in Wuhan for two weeks before beginning their inquiries. Their arrival, which was live-streamed by state media, came after almost a year of negotiations with the WHO, and diplomatic spats between China – which has been trying to change the narrative about where the virus came from – and other countries who demanded it allow a “robust” independent investigation.

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