The WHO has called for greater transparency from Beijing over current infections.
The experts said focus is "flagging" when it comes to managing future diseases.
The new Covid variant was only formally identified by the WHO on Saturday.
"We take the scientific advice very seriously," the deputy prime minister promised.
Pub bosses say many venues will close if the UK does not adopt the 1m rule endorsed by the WHO when lockdown is lifted.
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Experts say air pollution is 'wreaking havoc on human health'.
London hits its second day of 'very high' alert.