WHO investigator cleared for China as quarantined team starts work online

WHO investigator cleared for China as quarantined team starts work online

China is arranging for a WHO coronavirus investigation team member to fly to Wuhan after the scientist tested negative in a second round of antibody checks.

The expert was one of two scientists on the team who were not allowed to board a flight from Singapore to the central Chinese city on Thursday after returning a positive result to an initial antibody test.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday that the second scientist was still positive in the second round of tests.

“China agreed to a second round of IgM antibody testing for the relevant experts to be conducted. The results showed that the British expert tested negative, while the Qatari expert was still positive,” Zhao said.