Coronavirus live news: UK variant fears while Western Australia to relax border rules

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The World Health Organization said Friday it was too early to draw any conclusions from its mission to Wuhan as to whether the Covid-19 pandemic started in China, AFP reports.

A team of WHO experts arrived in Wuhan on 14 January to start probing the origins of the deadly coronavirus, more than a year after the first cases were detected in the central Chinese city.

Overnight, Andy Murray withdrew plans to compete in the Australian Open after being unable to find a “workable” quarantine solution to allow him to come to Melbourne before the 8 February start of the tournament.

Murray tested positive for Covid-19 just before he was due to fly, and is currently asymptomatic. Under newly-enforced Australian rules, people must receive a negative test result within 72 hours before they are due to fly.

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