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Related: China agrees to let in WHO team investigating Covid origins

More now on China announcing that a group of experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive this week for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, AP reports.

A one-sentence announcement from the National Health Commission said the experts would arrive on Thursday and meet with Chinese counterparts, but it gave no other details.

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