More than 110 countries co-sponsored the proposal to hold an independent investigation about the causes of the pandemic coronavirus infection. On 18 may, reports the Canberra Times.
The initiator of the proposal to investigate was the Minister of foreign Affairs of Australia Mary Payne. The vote on this issue will be held on Tuesday at the world health Assembly.
According to the proposal, the investigation must be carried out within the existing structures of the world health organization, but Payne said that the nature of the investigation will be determined after the final decision.
Initially, the Australian proposal was supported by 62 countries, including 27 countries of the European Union, Russia, Indonesia, India, Japan, UK, Canada, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Turkey, New Zealand, etc. they were Later joined by 54 African countries.
However, against the initiative of Canada made China. As reported Sky News in late April, Chinese Ambassador to Australia, Cheng Jingye, said that such actions are dangerous and can “encourage Chinese citizens to buy Australian exports and not to go to Australia.”
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. By 18 may in the world of coronavirus infected 4.71 million people died 315.2 thousand, recovered approximately 1.73 million, informs the Johns Hopkins University.