World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Ghebreyesus has called on China to cooperate in the ongoing investigation into the origins of Covid-19 so that the virus can be further investigated. Dr. Tedros made these remarks after attending the Group of Seven (G7) summit via video conference on Saturday, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.
The WHO Director-General expressed hope that there will be better cooperation and transparency when the next phase of investigation into the origin of the virus is underway. "As you know, we need cooperation from the Chinese side," he said. We need transparency to understand, know or trace the origin of this virus... After the release of the report, there were difficulties in sharing the data.
Tedros further said that preparations for the next course of the investigation were underway and G-7 leaders discussed the origin of the virus on Saturday. Earlier this week the US and UK supported a transparent and evidence-based independent process for the next phase of the study of coronavirus origins.
US President Joe Biden said in a joint statement after meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday, "We are looking forward to the next phase of the Kovid-19 origin study called by the WHO, including in China, and future outbreaks of unknown origin." Will also support a transparent and evidence-based independent process for investigation. President Biden has also ordered a new US intelligence investigation into the origins of the pandemic.
The origin of the corona virus that has wreaked havoc around the world remains a mystery even after 1.5 years, the first case of infection was reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Now, scientists and world leaders are calling for further investigation to find out whether the virus originated naturally or leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.