Global health experts gather on Thursday to tackle new coronavirus strains blamed for a new infection surge after China reported its first eight-month COVID-19 death.
The session of the World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee comes on a long-delayed trip
to the pandemic ground zero in Wuhan with their colleagues seeking the source of the virus.
Of the more than 91 million people who have contracted the disease, almost two million have died, although the statistics are generally considered to be an exaggeration.
A substantial part of the world faces a second or third
wave of diseases, with populations collapsing under debilitating and economically negative constraints.