G7 leaders call for investigation into origins of Covid-19 – The New Indian Express



Through ANI

LONDON (Reuters) – G7 leaders called on Sunday for a “timely, transparent, expert-led and scientifically convened by WHO” investigation into the origins of COVID-19, including, as the experts report recommends , in China.

In the Carbis Bay statement, G7 leaders said, “Strengthen transparency and accountability, including reiterating our commitment to full implementation and improved compliance with the International Health Regulations 2005. This includes investigation, reporting and response to outbreaks of unknown origin. We also call for a timely, transparent, expert-led, science-based, WHO-convened phase 2 study on the origins of COVID-19, including, as recommended by the experts report, in China. .

The origin of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has remained a mystery even after more than a year and a half, the first case of infection was reported in the city of Wuhan in China.

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On Thursday, the US and UK extended their support for a “timely, transparent and evidence-based independent process.”

Releasing the joint statement, Boris Johnson and Biden said they were determined to work together to overcome the current pandemic, which has reversed progress in improving the human condition, and to be better prepared for the future.

“We will work together to help increase the global vaccine supply by investing in the manufacture of safe and effective vaccines and the materials needed for their production. We will promote the timely availability of vaccines, key components and equipment by encouraging bilateral trade and investment and avoiding export restrictions or other supply chain disruptions, ”the statement said.

The G7 summit officially began on Friday as leaders of the world’s most advanced economies gathered on the Cornish coast for the first time since the start of the global coronavirus pandemic.

The UK is the current president of the G7. This is the 7th time that the UK has led the G7. The theme chosen by the UK for its G7 presidency is ‘Build Better’ in a nod to global recovery efforts after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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