China rejects WHO call for more covid origins research, says plan does not respect science The WHO had called for follow-up research on animal markets in Wuhan and audits of research labs close to where the first cases emerged. Chinese government rejects WHO plan for second phase of Covid-19 origins studyThe Chinese government will not participate in a second phase of the World Health Organization's investigation into the origins of Covid-19, a top health official announced Tuesday, after the possibility of the virus leaking from a Wuhan lab was included China rejects WHO plan for study of COVID-19 originChina rejected on Thursday a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus, which includes the hypothesis it could have escaped from a Chinese laboratory, a top health official said. White House disappointed by China rejecting COVID origin probe planThe White House said on Thursday it is "deeply disappointed" in China's decision to reject a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus. COVID-19 origins : China rejects WHO proposal to return to WuhanOfficials deny claims China’s response has lacked transparency and insist laboratory leak ‘extremely unlikely’. China rejects WHO plan for second probe into COVID-19 origins, including possible lab leakChina's national health commission says it does not accept a World Health Organization plan to further investigate the origins of COVID-19. Proposed WHO Covid-19 origins study ‘inconsistent’ with China’s positionBeijing says next phase of investigation should be led by UN body’s member states and search for possible early cases should be expanded worldwide.