Vietnamese expert on the Covid-19 investigation team in China

Vietnamese expert on the Covid-19 investigation team in China 5

Vietnamese expert on the Covid-19 investigation team in China

Talking to VnExpress on the afternoon of November 26, Mr. Hung said he had received coordination from the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past few months.

In the list of scientists coming to China to investigate the origin of the Covid-19 epidemic, drawn up by the World Health Organization (WHO), is Hung Nguyen.

Mr. Hung Nguyen – Nguyen Viet Hung, co-leader of the Human and Animal Health Program at the International Livestock Research Institute, is one of 10 experts participating in the `team` investigating Covid-19 in China.

Mr. Hung has more than 15 years of experience working in developing countries, mainly in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and West African countries such as Côte d’Ivoire.

He is also the co-founder and leader of the Center for Community and Ecosystem Health Research (CENPHER) at the University of Public Health (HUPH) in Vietnam.

Mr. Nguyen Viet Hung.

The group of 10 people in the WHO task force includes public health experts, veterinarians, and virus experts from Japan, Qatar, Germany, Russia, Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK, the US and Vietnam.

Members of the investigation team include: Dutch researcher Marion Koopmans, leader of the Department of Virology of Erasmus Medical Center, who participated in research on the Covid-19 outbreak through ferrets in the Netherlands.

It is unclear when the team will participate in field research.

`Colleagues working for the Chinese government pledge to create conditions for field research as soon as possible, so that the international community can be assured of scientific quality,` he said.

The mission was launched in July. At that time, WHO said the team of experts would arrive in China `within weeks`.

Previously, many scientists speculated that nCoV transmitted from bats to humans, possibly through an intermediate host.

Phase one of the investigation mission focused around Wuhan, the city where the Covid-19 epidemic originated.

Covid-19 originated in Wuhan city, China, at the end of 2019. The first case was recorded on November 17 last year.

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