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COVID-19 origins: U.S calls for ‘transparent’ W.H.O inquiry

by Kunle Awosiyan
WHO DG

The United States health has called on the World Health Organization to ensure the next phase of investigation into Covid-19’s origins is “transparent”.

Speaking to a ministerial-level W.H.O meeting, U.S Health Secretary ,Xavier Becerra said international experts should be allowed to evaluate the source of coronavirus.

Covid-19 was first detected in 2019 in Wuhan, central Hubei province and U.S media reports suggest growing evidence the virus could have emerged from a laboratory in China.

The W.H.O had in March, issued a report written jointly with Chinese scientists on the origins of Covid-19, saying the chances of it having started in a lab were “extremely unlikely”.

However, the W.H.O acknowledged further study was needed.

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