WHO mission in Wuhan to continue field work at weekend - spokeswoman

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WHO team member at a hospital in Wuhan

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization mission in Wuhan is to continue its investigative work into the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus over the weekend, with contacts limited to visits organised by Chinese hosts due to health restrictions, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris, asked whether weekend visits were planned to the seafood market in the central Chinese city - where the first cases were detected in Dec. 2019 - and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, told a news briefing in Geneva: "Yes, those places are on the list I understand."

She later clarified that she had no specific timing for those visits.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Emma Farge)