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Delegation arrives as China suffers growing outbreak of coronavirus in Hebei province
Mainland China has reported its first Covid-19 death in eight months, as a team of experts from the World Health Organisation landed in Wuhan to investigate the origins of the pandemic.
The delegation will quarantine 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.